It is only this go-round that I realized why this movie holds up better than most post-Scream meta slashers.
I talked about Gankutsuou’s handling of teen crushes on adults last week, but here’s a more extensive discussion on age-gap relationships with Dee and Caitlin: the ethical, the bad, and the normalizing. Oh, and the “that doesn’t actually fall under this pernicious problem.” (I can’t believe I forgot […]
Yup, I watched it. And dug it…after a fashion. Woof, that first half is pretty rough, huh? Anyway, I had a chat about it with CR editor Peter and longtime Devilman fan/Anime Nostalgia Podcast host Dawn. I HAVE MANY FEELINGS ABOUT GAY SATAN AND SPIDER LESBIAN.
After the Rain has sparked many a conversation about the lines between ethical fantasy, how age gap media is targeted (and how you can tell), and the romanticizing or normalizing of potentially predatory behavior. Many have argued that AtR is a light and harmless fantasy show meant to […]
I’m now one step closer to having seen every film adaptation of Phantom of the Opera.
Premiere season is finally winding down, meaning it’s time for me to crawl under a rock and sleep for a week. In the meantime, this also means I can do a single post for everything I reviewed this season. Short version: the season started out strong with some […]
This essay was commissioned by May Walsh, who requested an essay about Penny Dreadful season 1. You can learn more about commissions here. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a young woman buys a house. It is haunted, perhaps by a ghost or only by the […]