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  • Godzilla Raids Again

    Godzilla Raids Again

    Oscar Isaac: *Sigh* Somehow, Godzilla returned.

  • Godzilla, King of the Monsters!

    Godzilla, King of the Monsters!


    I'm obsessed with this movie. Or rather, this particular edit of this movie. The original Gojira was released in 1954, a melancholic incitement of the nuclear age and the suffering of innocents. The international version, "King of the Monsters!" was released two years later. Toho worked with American producers to recut the film to appeal to English speaking audiences. The solution? Add a white guy. Just one white guy. The result is one of the most baffling and intriguing cinematic…

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  • Earwig and the Witch

    Earwig and the Witch


    From its inception, Earwig and the Witch was destined to be a punching bag. Not only is it Studio Ghibli's first CG feature, but it's directed by anime's favorite failson: Goro Miyazaki. It can be fun (in a cruel, schadenfreude-laced way) to read Hayao Miyazaki's terse, backhanded comments about his son's career. The negative press that swirled around the internet even after the first screengrabs were shared seemed to damn this film to be a perpetual laughing stock. However, I…

  • Lupin III: The First

    Lupin III: The First


    Japanese CG Animation has had a long, bumpy history. The mega-bomb of Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within at the turn of the millennium set back the nascent industry by years. As Japanese CG studios grew and experimented, they obsessively reiterated on the hyper-realism that Spirits Within failed to bring to the global stage. After a decade of animating Gundam OVAs and Final Fantasy FMVs with plasticine skin and glossy neon hair, they finally saw success. The movies now released by…