Wonder Woman (2017)

Alright, I know I’m late to the party on this one, but this movie legitimately only came out 2 weeks ago in Japan and I had a few thoughts about it. Plus, I can’t sleep.

The initial critical reaction to Wonder Woman from the outside looking in surprised and intrigued me. Two distinct camps had formed in the reviews I’d read. The larger camp seemed to be of the opinion that DC had finally made a great film that actually felt like DC comics and didn’t have Zack Snyder’s gloomy, monochrome fingerprints all over it. The other, much more outspoken camp, held that sure, Wonder Woman was a decent movie, miles better than anything with DC’s name on it since the Nolan Batman trilogy, but that everyone was looking through rose-tinted glasses and just really, really wanted to see a passable movie as a great movie for whatever reason.

Needless to say I was curious to watch for myself and come to my own conclusions. Below are my thoughts on the film… Read More

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Review: Kimi no Na Wa (Your Name) (2016)

First things first, I live in Japan, and this movie was the most popular film of the year here by far. Everyone I know over the age of 10 has seen it. So I am a little overexposed and my contrarian nature won’t let me simply praise Kimi no Na Wa along with everyone else, so I might be nit-picking. Having said that, on with the review! Read More