Posted 10 March 2014

The Wind Rises

Hayao Miyazaki's swan song is a masterful work of beauty and melancholy, both moving and challenging, that will stay with the thoughtful viewer long after the credits have rolled.

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Posted 3 March 2014

Book Girl

Despite literary aspirations, this tale of two high schoolers drawn together by their love of books and nearly torn apart by a wackadoo sociopath is a tale best left unread...or unwatched, as the case may be.

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Posted 13 January 2014

Trigun: Badlands Rumble

A dozen years late, Vash is back with another adventure that fans will appreciate, but it's cotton candy filler from top to bottom.

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Posted 6 January 2014


This short series of ten 4-minute episodes introduces us to Kogepan, the most curmudgeonly burnt biscuit you will ever love.

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Posted 3 January 2014

Run, Melos!

The Japanese literary classic gets a surprisingly enjoyable, if not action-packed, retelling in this 1992 film, the third anime feature bearing the name.

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Posted 3 December 2013

Banner of the Stars

If you loved Crest of the Stars, there's plenty to like well as some nagging problems that make it a lesser series than its predecessor.

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