Sad_Penguin

Sad_Penguin

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I like death grips and softly crying into an empty frosted flakes cereal bag

Favorite films

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
  • Love & Pop
  • Angel's Egg
  • Patlabor 2: The Movie

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  • The Sky Crawlers

    ★★★★★

  • The Ascent

    ★★★★★

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    ★★★★★

  • Red Desert

    ★★★★½

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  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "To live is to change"
    - Hideaki Anno, 1993

    Is it embarrassing to change your opinion so rapidly on something that you hold so close to your heart? Sometimes my perception on media gets clouded on a first viewing by my expectations and hype, and this film was no exception. I was overwhelmed by the density and scope that this movie offered on my first viewing, and it really did feel like a perfect coda for the series. But on…

  • Patlabor 2: The Movie

    Patlabor 2: The Movie

    ★★★★★

    "In this city, everyone is like a god. Accessing other realms of reality without having to move an inch... gaining insight into realities that they've neither seen nor touched themselves"

    Films can both assist in our escape from reality, or force us to confront it. Narratives, in a broader sense, have been useful for humanity to contextualize concepts/events, but also can serve a role as a coping mechanism. Some narratives, however, seem uniquely determined to force the viewer to confront…

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  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Folks, I've finally figured it out. I've spent days thinking it over, ranting on Evageeks, and connecting screencaps I printed out using thumbtacks and string on a wall. But watching this movie thrice has finally revealed to me the ultimate message that Anno was so desperately trying to communicate.

    3.0+1.0 is actually fanfiction for Your Name.

    I am dead serious. Don't believe me? Then how do you explain this:
    - Production on 3.0+1.0 began right at the end of 2016.…

  • Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo

    Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo

    I saw Hideaki Anno at a grocery store in Tokyo III yesterday. I told him how cool it was to meet him in person, but I didn’t want to be a douche and bother him and ask him for photos or anything.
    He said, “Oh, like you’re doing now?”
    I was taken aback, and all I could say was “Huh?” but he kept cutting me off and going “huh? huh? huh?” and closing his hand shut in front of my…