Mandy Review | A Hellish Descent Into Camp

Ah, what glorious insanity, an expert fusion of art house and schlock. With a distinctive aesthetic, a multifaceted Nic Cage performance, and a distinctive tone, Mandy is a must see for fans of action-horror. It's a great Halloween film, and conveniently is available for streaming alongside its limited release. Check out my full review of … Continue reading Mandy Review | A Hellish Descent Into Camp

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Why You Should Watch Thunderbolt Fantasy

There's almost nothing like Thunderbolt Fantasy, a wuxia glove puppet action show that is a collaboration between a Japanese novelist/screen writer and a Taiwanese puppet studio. Sure there's the other work by that puppet studio, Pili, as well as a great deal of the lead writer's work, Gen Urobuchi, but the combination of these two … Continue reading Why You Should Watch Thunderbolt Fantasy

Telltale Games and the Legacy of Walking Dead Season 1

With the deflating news that Telltale Games has shut down, it seems as good a time as any to reflect on their defining title, The Walking Dead. Their episodic zombie tale combined a popular property with a narrative focused adventure, introducing many to the concept of story-focused games. While TWD Season 1 obviously isn't the … Continue reading Telltale Games and the Legacy of Walking Dead Season 1

Fall Anime 2018: First Episode Impressions and Recommendations

I'm a little bit late on this one, but after sifting through a decent number of this season's series, I can attest to the fact that this Fall batch of anime is a stacked crop of shows. While my opinions have shifted slightly on a couple of these since I wrote this, I still believe … Continue reading Fall Anime 2018: First Episode Impressions and Recommendations

Valkyria Chronicles 4 Review | War, Peace, And Anime

It's been roughly eight years since the last non-Japan only Valkyria Chronicles title was released, and while the turn based strategy genre has had significant popular titles like XCOM and several Fire Emblems, its nice to have the shooter strategy hybrid back. While its competitors do offer more complexity and depth, the winning combination of … Continue reading Valkyria Chronicles 4 Review | War, Peace, And Anime

My Hero Academia: Two Heroes Review – Heroism with Heart

There is just such pure optimism at the heart of My Hero Academia, an optimism that is routinely portrayed in the most genuine and expressive way possible. While it's battle-shonen pacing and slavish recreation of panels that were better served in manga can hurt its appeal at times, Bones adaptation is nothing short of a marvel to … Continue reading My Hero Academia: Two Heroes Review – Heroism with Heart

How Attack On Titan Season 3 (Partially) Addresses My Three Biggest Problems With The Series

Attack on Titan may be well into its third season, but it still remains one of the most talked-about blockbuster anime series around. Admittedly, I've been somewhat lukewarm on the show, slowly cooling after the bombast and twists of its first few episodes. While I love its premise, and think it succeeds at crescendoing climaxes, … Continue reading How Attack On Titan Season 3 (Partially) Addresses My Three Biggest Problems With The Series