Posted 5 April 2014

Banner of the Stars II

This intelligent, sometimes frustrating series gets back on track as it focuses on its leads rather than the massive interstellar war that was the focal point of the previous season.

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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                        

This tale of two high schoolers drawn together by their love of books and nearly torn apart by a wackadoo sociopath is best left unopened.

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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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