KentheCritic

Aspiring Animator @SCAD / Japan Proud 🇯🇵🇺🇸
Japanese cinema enthusiast
I buy too many blu-rays recently

Favorite films

  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • Princess Mononoke
  • Perfect Blue
  • Seven Samurai

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  • Death to Smoochy

    ★★★★

  • Inu-oh

    ★★★★★

  • The Heike Story

    ★★★★★

  • Prey

    ★★★★

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  • Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train

    Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train

    ★★★★½

    Holy shit. This is MY TENET guys. Koyoharu Gotouge is my Christopher Nolan. Ufotable is the Warner Bros./Syncopy. Highest grossing film of all time in Japan now, surpassing Spirited Away, and the film is gonna destroy the North American box office for sure. In many ways, this film did what TENET couldn’t do. Get so many people to come to a theater and make a shit ton of money in the process. Seeing this film in pulse-pounding IMAX made it MIND-BLOWING. Like, every…

  • Earwig and the Witch

    Earwig and the Witch

    ★★★

    For Studio Ghibli’s first 3D animated movie, it was decent. Does feel like a watered-down version of Kiki’s Delivery Service at times. Not great, but not bad either. At least it’s got angry witches so that’s something right?

    *cool Howl’s Moving Castle cameo bro

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  • Death to Smoochy

    Death to Smoochy

    ★★★★

    I just love how playful the color palette is, like an actual kids show. Almost satirical, given the fact that most of these people are greedy, crime driven people. The film’s cast is just too good. Always love Catherine Keener’s disgruntled persona. This comedy is underrated.

    Damn do I miss Robin Williams

  • Inu-oh

    Inu-oh

    ★★★★★

    Perhaps my favorite Masaaki Yuasa feature film. I wish I learned history like this through film. I am still in awe of the film’s presentation overall. It’s a rebellious story, freedom of expression through sarugaku. The main characters discovering a new form of art to channel their emotions, while also giving the audience a musical performance that’s not only fresh and unique, but catchy. From its prologue to the epilogue, the film doesn’t allow you to breath. Masaaki Yuasa’s idiosyncratic…

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