This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Barely a movie, more an obnoxious diatribe. Irritatingly pulling the cart before the horse
Fede Alvarez's latest is not a movie, but I'd recommend watching it like one. This exceptional 9-part horror anthology is an experiment solely comprised of audio from phone calls with onscreen visualizations, yet overflows with affecting imagery and intensity. Clever not only for its engaging individual episodes that each feel eerily familiar, but also as part of a larger apocalyptic story that slowly unfolds and ties all nine episodes together. This thing rocks so hard.
It's sort of interesting looking at the Japanese zeitgeist to try to comprehend why Kimetsu no Yaiba is such a cultural leviathan. Even in its short life Demon Slayer has smashed records set by similar pop culture behemoth One Piece, which has run for over two decades and is also not very good, but at least has lore and ideas and subtext worth your time. Mugen Train really brings all the weaknesses of Demon Slayer to the forefront: its characters…