Toradora Series Review: The King of Rom-Coms

Modern anime is often criticized for being increasingly niche and cliche-driven. While that claim is somewhat reductive, it is also partially true. The difficult prospect of creating a hit-manga or animated series is made easier when that property is being targeted at an existing market. While a sizable percentage of new anime series released each … Continue reading Toradora Series Review: The King of Rom-Coms

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Shadow of the Colossus (2018) Review: A Titan Reborn

The original Shadow of the Colossus was a total game changer. The sophomore effort from Team Ico is a singular work, and for many years has been cited in the “Are games art?” debate as the medium’s foremost champion. It is a lyrical dark-fairy tale that doesn't cast the player as a triumphant savior of … Continue reading Shadow of the Colossus (2018) Review: A Titan Reborn

Tully Review: Just In Time for Mother’s Day

One of the best things about smaller scale filmmaking is that it allows for points of view that simply don’t make it into larger films. Although the perception of what is actually “marketable” is changing due to a string of upset box office performances, Hollywood is still very much stuck in its ways. The dramedy … Continue reading Tully Review: Just In Time for Mother’s Day

Avengers Infinity War Review: The End is Nigh

It’s been ten years since the start of this cinematic experiment, a test to see if a tapestry of blockbuster superhero movies could be successfully woven into a single satisfying film franchise. There have been highs (Iron Man, Winter Soldier, Civil War, Black Panther), and there have been lows (Thor 1&2, Captain America 1, Age … Continue reading Avengers Infinity War Review: The End is Nigh

God of War Review: A Herculean Feat

Games are growing up. It’s hard to think of a better representation of this rapid maturity than the recently released God of War, a complete shift for the series in terms of its storytelling. Carrying on the tale of the endlessly enraged Kratos, we find the Ghost of Sparta a stranger in a strange land. … Continue reading God of War Review: A Herculean Feat