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It's not every day a creator gets to finally unshackle himself from his creation. Thrice Upon A Time, then, is a lockpick. It's not meant to give you everything you think you're supposed to want, but the things it does care to give are all measured and specific, and a lot of them do the work you think they must precisely because they are not trying to grant wishes about the past of the franchise. Much like the capstone of…
So... this movie is neither a perfect noir, nor a perfect science fiction movie, nor a perfect speculative interrogation of memory. It is, in a lot of ways, a very peculiar version of a very simple kind of noir - the science fiction equivalent of a cross between an interrogator and a court stenographer get hung up about a pretty redhead's earrings. Some parts of its lore about climate change do not work, and some parts of its lore about…
Old Christmas movies are weird. As I've grown older, I've realised that they're all almost always emotionally hostile: the terse and manipulative return-to-the-parents'-home, strange romantic bullshit about how The Christmas Spirit makes all your hesitation rise into the clouds as vapor, or overwhelmingly consumerist weirdness.
I initially wanted to watch this movie simply because it was one of Arnie's unique comedic roles in the middle of his career. I remember enjoying it a lot--hey, watch this goofy dad struggle to…
It’s a Kamen Rider winter crossover movie, it’s supposed to be energetic and silly, but I have a particular soft spot for it because it’s my three absolute favorite Heisei Riders in a movie all to themselves. I still have personal mixed feelings about how the franchise as a whole used Foundation X around this era, but for the most part it felt coherent here. And, well, Nadeshiko.