• Stop Making Sense

    Stop Making Sense


    david byrne turns autism into hot-ism

  • The Iron Giant

    The Iron Giant


    For this week's episode of MECHA & MONSTER MONDAYS, we cover the 90s animated masterpiece The Iron Giant


  • The Creator

    The Creator


    Feels like a film that really wants to give the impression of greater themes like the concept of humanity in a world filled with technology but especially concepts of American imperialism with how much it doubles down on Vietnam war film influences but ultimately is just derivative of those films conceptually. This thing feels like a great showcase for impressive  visuals and VFX working together to create a believable, intimate sci fi world but to prop up a story that’s…

  • Don't Let the Riverbeast Get You!

    Don't Let the Riverbeast Get You!



  • The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

    The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar


    Loved all of the shorts, kind of view it as a sort of Roald Dahl anthology and was surprised that with all of it together I kind of enjoyed it more than Asteroid City. Would probably reorder it differently than the release dates had though, would probably go Henry Sugar then Rat Catcher, followed by Poison and ending with The Swan. Also Dev Patel is so good in the two that he's in I desperately need him to be in another Wes Anderson film just so he can get more actually good movies.

  • Patlabor 2: The Movie

    Patlabor 2: The Movie


    going from the OVA to this was kind of wild, not just tonally but also kind of noticing a few ways this film feels like a more in-depth remake of The SV2's Longest Day, I think I prefer the first film just a bit more since I found some moments in this that drag a bit or just felt a tad stiff, but also there are several incredible sequences in this where a lot of what Oshi utilizes to near perfection in Ghost in the Shell, mainly atmosphere and themes, seem to be forming here

  • The Devil and Father Amorth

    The Devil and Father Amorth

    was kind of nostalgic at first, reminded me of those really dumb History Channel specials that I'd stumble on as a kid about supposed exorcisms but it doesn't stop this from having 30% where absolutely nothing happens. I can't tell if that's just how he looks but everytime Friedkin was on camera he would always give a look to the lens like this was just a massive bit and the further it went the more I was convinced of that. Friedkin ultimate prankster or secretly Garth Marenghi, you decide.

  • Son of Godzilla

    Son of Godzilla


    New episode of Mecha & Monster Mondays out now!


  • A Haunting in Venice

    A Haunting in Venice


    This was exactly what I was hoping it would be, great atmosphere and deliberate pacing, the right amount of goofiness, wonderful production design and disorienting angles, Kenny being silly, really satisfying as just a spooky little mystery film.

  • Gamera the Brave

    Gamera the Brave


    First half is E.T. for turtle boys with immaculate summer vibes. Second half is a rager of a kaiju film. Loved it

  • Destroy All Monsters

    Destroy All Monsters


  • Pump Up the Volume

    Pump Up the Volume


    Can kind of see why some see this as a bit overbearing but also feel like this kind of perfectly captures that sense of teenage angst and nihilism that also has a bit of earnest cringe behind it. Like it feels really believable as Mark is just trying to find a way to vent and somehow rebel against systems much bigger and immovable than he is but also the other half of his bit is just joking about jacking off.…