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  • The First Slam Dunk

    The First Slam Dunk


    Slam Dunk is a series with a lot of history - but by focusing on the perspective of supporting cast member Ryota Miyagi, Inoue (directing his own adaptation) removes any barrier of entry. It’s called “The First” for a reason, so don’t sweat having to do any homework or something. 

    Ryota still lives in the shadow of his deceased brother (“he’s always 3 years younger, even though he’s older than he ever was”), and outside of the court Inoue tells…

  • Macross: Do You Remember Love?

    Macross: Do You Remember Love?


    What if the Earth was going to blow up so you had to put everyone on an intergalactic Flying Fortress with an entire city inside it. What if that city was defended by fighter jets that also turn into mechs. What if in that city, pop music still existed, and the love that it inspires might be the key to saving the universe, a balm for warring alien species that have lost all sense of themselves and connection to each…

Popular reviews

  • Ema



    still thinking about the dance sequence on the rooftop a week later - loved the complicated, messy polyamory and the film's focus on sensation over everything else, pretty much beats CLIMAX at its own game

  • The Matrix Reloaded

    The Matrix Reloaded

    sure, it remixes and interrogates the previous one by imagining the responsibilities and connotations of The One as a new kind of prison, but this is first and foremost a film about how the French are annoying