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  • Ichi the Killer

    Ichi the Killer

    ★★★★★

    Thanks, Well Go USA, for a proper Blu-ray release for this classic! Picture quality is excellent, as is the sound. Never noticed just how grotesque the sound design was. Lots of over amplified foley. This film still has the power to disgust even after 17 years.

    I just finished playing Yakuza 0 (which I literally played for 10 hours straight last night, from around 8 PM to 6 AM, longest gaming session I've done), and that is a great game.…

  • Mulan

    Mulan

    ★★★★½

    Mulan remains my favorite Disney film. The best central character, the best story, the best songs, the best art style. Ever since I was a kid, Mulan always struck me as the most emotionally charged and beautiful film from the studio. On a recent rewatch, I was hit by the Nostalgia Truck, and was instantly moved and teary eyed several times. I was at work too, so I was embarrassed a bit. Worried I'd blubber like a big bearded baby…

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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    La La Land is a magical experience, to put it simply. It's uplifting yet sad at times, but with an ending that sends your emotions soaring. Like some people say, I laughed, I cried. I felt incredibly connected to the characters, and I really wanted to see them succeed both as a couple and to achieve their dreams. You'll have to watch the movie to see if they succeed. Both Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone give great performances, excelling at…

  • Spotlight

    Spotlight

    ★★★★★

    Wow. What a powerful and riveting piece of filmmaking this is. Spotlight has a powerhouse ensemble cast, and had the chance of becoming an acting showcase, but instead, the performances are there to enhance the film's story. This is very much a plot driven film, and while not my favorite approach, I was very much invested in the plot. But I don't want to diminish the acting, because everyone does an excellent job. The stand out is the award worthy…