Satoshi Kon was an absolute genius. Perhaps the best conveyance of the morning wake-up experience ever made. I would have liked another minute or two to really marinate in this work though.
Perfect Blue is one of those rare films that has managed to genuinely disturb me. I could barely get any sleep upon returning home from the screening.
Though significantly more comprehensible than Paprika, the other Satoshi Kon film I've seen, this movie still manages to leave a substantive portion of its intriguing mystery up to viewer interpretation, something I value immensely in film. I feel that a room full of people could watch this movie, and each come away with…
Sometimes, you consume a piece of media for the first time, and immediately realize "oh, this is what all of that other media I've consumed throughout my life was inspired by." Castle in the Sky is the prime-most example of this sensation I've experienced in recent memory.
Though the two protagonists are somewhat bland and lack much substantive character development, the rest of the character work threaded throughout this movie was absolutely incredible. I'm such a sucker for the "initial,…
This documentary should definitely have been more of a robust study of the unique appeal of Boba Fett as a character, and less of a commercial for the upcoming show. Anyone who is watching this doc is going to be watching The Book of Boba Fett anyway. Still, it was interesting to learn more about the creative origins of one of my favorite characters in anything ever.