Never did a film release year so desperately need a breath of earnestness as this one did. Fortunately, between Transformers oh Fuck We’re Still Doing This, Exodus: “It’s Not Brownface if we Don’t Admit it,” and two Lars Von Trier films (he’s maximizing potential misery by dividing his films […]
The intro is here. It’s been a while since we had a two-parter. My exhausted fingers thank you.
I would like to present you now with two circular lines of logic prevalent in the world of western animation, especially shows aimed at younger audiences: Same sex relationships cannot be too explicit (read: involve kissing or direct love declarations) because this is viewed as inherently tied to […]
The intro is here. In which Tsuwabuki is basically Dipper, but more quickly aware of how tired that crush is.
I am without sufficient breath to detail the extent to which my life has been shaped by one Stephen T Colbert, DFA. Though he may never see this document (hence why I have idled toward a 3rd person styling, for ease of reading by the literally dozens of […]
The intro is here. Eyyy, it’s a Jury episode! You know what that means: we’re gonna Talk About Queer Stuff.
While it’ll be some time before we can start weaving the history books, I’m fairly prepared to say we’re currently living in a new Golden Age of western animation. Starting as early as the controlled, beautiful storytelling of Avatar and exploding in the wake of Adventure Time’s bold […]
You know what doesn’t get enough credit? Silent Hill’s joke endings. They’re more or less the first of their kind, to start with – beforehand you’ve got joke items/scenes and nonstandard game-overs, but never something you actively worked for in the same way. And because they can’t be […]
Were I operating in an uncharitable mode, it might be accurate to call thrillers the skim milk of the horror genre. At least, that’s the image that the official definition – a genre whose main purpose is to induce fearful excitement – conjures. But thrillers are really just […]