• Violet Evergarden: The Movie

    Violet Evergarden: The Movie

    ★★★★★

    This film is damn near perfect, even though the ending is more melodramatic than it has any right to be.

    If I wasn't such a lunatic fanatic of Neon Genesis Evangelion, Stein;s Gate, and Fruits Basket, Violet Evergarden would be my favorite anime of all time because of how consistently great it is. All three of my favorite series listed above have something you can nitpick about them. In Evangelion, it's the excessive fanservice. In Steins; Gate it's the over-the-top…

  • Treasure Planet

    Treasure Planet

    ★★★½

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

    An underappreciated film at the time that has aged like fine wine.

    Pixar has always had a thing for having the protagonist have single or no parents or having one or both parents die. And Disney does it a lot too. Dysfunctional families make for interesting stories especially when you get to see how it affects a child's upbringing. A great 2D Disney film The Iron Giant uses Hogarth's lack of a father as a means of making him be…

  • Mr. Roosevelt

    Mr. Roosevelt

    IT'S JUST A FUCKING CAT!!!!

    I have to give Mr. Roosevelt props, with a premise of a girl living with her ex and his new girlfriend for a few days after the death of her cat, I fully expected this movie to do the trope where the boyfriend falls back in love with her and the new girlfriend is a psycho. But instead, the main character was the one with problems and the new girlfriend and the ex did everything…

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★½

    If my biggest complaint with a movie is that I wish that it was longer, it's generally a pretty damn good movie.

    But in this case, I feel like Denis Villeneuve's Dune really needed to be longer. And, it should have ended earlier in the book too. Had they been able to add about twenty more minutes of runtime and ended the film right after it climaxes, this could have been perfect. But because it is too short and because…

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★★

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

    Spider-Man: No Way Home was not made for casual fans of Marvel or for people to see as a stand-alone viewing.

    This was made for the millions of people who grew up watching Spider-Man as kids or for those who fell in love with the idea of a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man that struggles just as much as Peter Parker as he does as Spider-Man. Yet no matter how much he struggles, he continues to fight on and to continues to…

  • KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World! Legend of Crimson

    KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World! Legend of Crimson

    ★★★½

    Kazuma turning back on his friends and allowing himself to be absorbed by the big-titty anime monster Sylvia is a mood and will be how I remember this movie by.

    This movie is horny as hell and has no shame about it. Lots of fun and it adds some backstory for Megumin giving her character a lot more depth. The story is inessential, but what part of Konosuba's story is? And who watches for the story when you have an abundance of ecchiness and raunchy laugh-loud jokes and a cast of lovable idiots to keep you entertained with their stupid shenanigans?

  • Tamako Love Story

    Tamako Love Story

    ★★★½

    Tamako Market as a show is a bit of an aimless and fun series that forgets it has an overarching plot until the final episode where it crams it all in thus making it an inessential viewing experience to enjoy the Tamako Love Story movie.

    While the show is still enjoyable, the movie really shines both as a finale to the show and as a standalone film because it tells the tale of two teens nearing the end of their…

  • Straight Outta Compton

    Straight Outta Compton

    I always hate how biopics try to paint people as good guys that aren't. I know very little about rap and even less about it's history so I found the film to be fascinating. But every Biopic that gets acclaim that draws my interest, I always will be curious how much of it is true and what underlying messages got twisted to illustrate a different narrative. And the biggest one is the portrayal of Dr. Dre.

    My impression of him…

  • Wolf Children

    Wolf Children

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

    College girl drops out of school to have furry sex with real wolf and raise two wolf kids: the movie.

    Positives:

    *Smooth animation. The faces of characters tend to be blurry when they are showing off the backgrounds, but otherwise, the artwork was nice.

    *Mostly cute story about motherhood and the difficulties of raising children

    *Raising kids is hard and ultimately leaves you alone in the end. But knowing that your kids grew up ok means that you can sit…

  • Searching

    Searching

    ★★★½

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

    From a filmmaking standpoint, I can't help but be amazed by how much work must've been put in to make a movie like this.

    Each and every frame had so much care and detail put into it to make the reactions of the actors, the social media accounts, the news footage, the YouTubers, the interrogations sequences, etc. all seem as authentic as possible. In a short amount of time, I became hooked and was holding my breath feeling like I…

  • The Lady Vanishes

    The Lady Vanishes

    ★★★½

    I will remember this movie for the hilarious fight scene.
    Gilbert is wrestling with their first suspect in the conspiracy and Iris is hopping around helplessly or as Gilbert says, "like a referee". In too many movies, especially older ones, the men are fighting and women sit by and watch. It was fun to see Hitchcock making fun of this trope by having Iris try to get involved and fail spectacularly until she finally is able to do enough for…

  • Strangers on a Train

    Strangers on a Train

    ★★★★

    I never knew how dangerous a Merry-Go-Round could be.
    I'll never look at them the same way again.

    This movie was an absolute thrill from the beginning to the end! Robert Walker is one of the most charming lunatic serial killers I've ever seen. It's such a shame that he had short career and he died after the film was released, because there is something so inviting about his manner of speech that makes you want to pay attention to…