• The Pez Outlaw

    The Pez Outlaw

    ★★★★½

    Genuinely blown away by how excellent this documentary is. It takes a genuinely unbelievable true story and tells it in the most interesting way possible, with lots of reenactments and visual flair that add to the charm and keep the story moving. There's a lot of fascinating people in this film, and this serves as a reminder of just how interesting and weird the world can be. One of the best and most fun documentaries I've ever seen, and I adored spending time with Steve Glew.

  • Knock at the Cabin

    Knock at the Cabin

    ★★★★

    M. Night Shyamalan is one of the most interesting filmmakers of all time, and he's made some of the best and worst movies I've ever seen. While Knock At The Cabin doesn't fall into either of those categories, it's a pretty great thriller and I had a blast with it. The story is simple and was very predictable, but it's the direction and execution that makes it so compelling.

    This film doesn't waste any time, we get a really good…

  • Godzilla: The Planet Eater

    Godzilla: The Planet Eater

    ★★★½

    Well, I have finally seen all 36 Godzilla films (and one anime series) and this was a pretty decent way to end it. I was not very into the first third of the film, at this point there's not a lot of characters to like anymore and the nihilism here just wasn't really what I was hoping for.

    However, then the film gets really interesting, debating the point of life when things are truly awful, and the commentary on religion…

  • Pepsi, Where's My Jet?

    Pepsi, Where's My Jet?

    ★★★½

    This was a very intriguing story that could have definitely been trimmed down, but was still entertaining nonetheless. I personally found the story to be fascinating and I thought that John Leonard and Tood Hoffman seemed like really cool guys and I enjoyed hearing from them about the case and their friendship. I also appreciate having people from both sides prominently featured in the documentary, which made this feel like a definitive record of events.

    While I can't say this…

  • Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

    Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

    ★★★★★

    Absolutely adored every minute of this. Cyberpunk 2077 is one of my favorite games and Trigger is one of my favorite animation studios, so having a series that combines the two is more than I could ask for. Right from the first episode I was hooked, and binging this was a total delight, and I didn't want it to end.

    The story and characters are shockingly well written, and I love how seedy and awful this world is. Every second…

  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond

    That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond

    ★★★★

    It was a great experience getting to see the world and characters of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime on the big screen. This film could have easily gone in a predictable and disappointing direction which is what I expected from the trailers, but instead it went with a story more in line with what I've come to expect from the series.

    Getting more backstory on the ogre village and focusing the events of the film more on…

  • Pokémon Origins

    Pokémon Origins

    ★★★★

    A genuinely great definitive retelling of the story from the original Pokemon games. Since I never played them for myself I was genuinely surprised by how good the story was, and the excellent animation made it even better. A genuinely great miniseries that is worth the watch.

  • The Duel

    The Duel

    ★★★★

    Wanted to give this one a rewatch since it had been so long, and yeah it's pretty awesome. Genuinely excellent action here and the black and white aesthetic makes the color of the lightsabers really stand out. Just a great time from start to finish and the Ronin is a very interesting character.

  • Akakiri

    Akakiri

    ★★★½

    This is the only other episode of Star Wars Visions besides T0-B1 to feel rushed, and that's disappointing because it could have been excellent if given a few more minutes. The animation here is really cool and the story goes in directions I did not expect, which makes this one of the most narratively interesting episodes. I just can't help but feel a bit let down overall by the rushed pacing.

  • Lop & Ochō

    Lop & Ochō

    ★★★★½

    In my opinion, this is the highlight of Star Wars Visions. A genuinely awesome short that takes full advantage of being both Star Wars and anime. The characters are great and the family dynamic makes for some excellent tension. I would love to see this expanded into a series or film more than any other short here.

  • The Elder

    The Elder

    ★★★★½

    The Elder is a perfect self contained Star Wars short. It has everything you could want or would expect and it is all done wonderfully. It has a little bit of everything and feels perfectly paced too. A lot of the episodes of Star Wars Visions feel like pilots or concepts for a film, but this is just a great short that feels complete.

  • T0-B1

    T0-B1

    ★★★½

    This one has some of the highest points in the entire series so far, with a surprisingly emotional story and stellar animation and action. However this is the first episode so far to feel rushed, and I can't help but feel like this would have made an excellent movie with more time to breathe.