Article Archives: 2021


'Yasuke': Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos 
A wildly stylized project that bodes well for future trans-Pacific productions -- but which might have been just as good without being wildly stylized
0 Comments
Izumi Suzuki's 'Terminal Boredom': She Saw The Future And It Didn't Work 
The first volume in English of this avant-garde feminist figure's work shows her approach to SF and fantasy as personal cultural commentary
0 Comments
'Serial Experiments Lain': The Wired And The Weird 
Now that we're all wired, whether we like it or not, this cyberpunk urban legend and vaporwave precursor is even creepier and more prescient
0 Comments
'ID': Beastly Flesh 
Kei Fujiwara's sequel to 'Organ' ends up being more merely unpleasant than unsettling
0 Comments
'Organ': Grotesquerie In Red 
Kei Fujiwara's symphony of sickness drowns you face-down in its excesses and lingers for a long time to come afterwards
0 Comments
'The Strange Tale Of Panorama Island': He's So Unreal 
Suehiro Maruo's rendition of Edogawa Rampo's tale of wide-gauge decadence is both delirious and spot-on in its look and feel
0 Comments
'Eros + Massacre': Living History 
Kijū Yoshida's staggering epic of Japanese anarchists Sakae Ōsugi and Noe Ito defies categorization, synopsis, or easy answers
0 Comments
'Blade Of The Immortal': Life Sentence, Death Sentence 
An all-new anime adaptation of Hiroaki Samura's classic long-running manga gets it right at last
0 Comments
'Children Of The Sea': The Life Aquatic 
Some of the finest animation around, lashed to the mast of a story that goes nowhere
0 Comments
'Mirai': The Kid Stays In The Picture 
Mamoru Hosoda's weakest film yet, a cloying and sentimental misfire
0 Comments
'Weathering With You': Who'll Stop The Rain? 
The latest of Makoto Shinkai's gorgeous films that inevitably end up being about so much less than the sum of their parts
0 Comments

See Article posts from 2020