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  • Malice@Doll

    Malice@Doll

    ★★★★½

    I'm not going to pretend to have fully understood the logic or even the intended thematic thrust behind the series, but there's no denying that 1) this is a Konaka script through and through, complete with his unique adeptness at metaphorical storytelling and idiosyncratic critiques of human-technology interaction, 2) whatever the hell you want to call this CGI/PS1/Stop-motion animation style doesn't work; without spoiling too much there is a lot of imagery and scenes that wouldn't be half as distributing…

  • Bill Burr: Paper Tiger

    Bill Burr: Paper Tiger

    ★★★½

    I'm not ashamed to admit that this was my first Bill Burr special I sat through (not out of dislike for the guy, just never bothered to check him out) and I was pleasantly surprised. His jokes about feminism were on point in mocking the idea that white women have a bad lot, and he even ties in how the monopoly feminism has on sexual assault discourse minimizes both the trauma of male-victim sexual assault and the role women play…

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  • Monster Hunter

    Monster Hunter

    I'm not in the business of posting reviews on movies that haven't come out, but this is an isekai movie starring a former Atlanta trapstar based on one of the most difficult and niche RPG series in gaming, and directed by Mr. PoMo himself Paul Anderson.

    Like what the fuck.

  • Haibane Renmei

    Haibane Renmei

    ★★★★½

    This anime is fucking crazy. Don't let the simple aesthetic and comfy-atmosphere fool you; this is every bit as complex and emotionally acute as Lain, Texhnolyze, and the rest of the Ueda coalition works. The central paradox here, the Circle of Sin (one who recognizes his own sin has no sin), is so cleverly woven into not only how the characters relate to themselves and others, but also their socioeconomic status, their mythology, and even their metaphysical system that I…