Yup, it’s that time again. This has been a pretty spare season for new full-length premieres, basically boiling down to “Ikuhara and some also-rans.” (Though barely anything that I actively hated, so.)
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This is what we do now, y’all. Ten years of trainwreck, with one really good actor playing the world’s gayest Lex Luthor.
Velvet Buzzsaw caught more than a few viewers sideways with a trailer that promised literally killer art that would’ve made Robert W. Chambers proud. The film itself, however, proved to be minimally interested in being a surreal, showy slasher. While several of the deadly setpieces are creative—an interactive […]
This book cover became a minor meme, but I don’t think most people believed it was real–or that it was, in fact, a landmark work of queer sci-fi. And also eye-poppingly terrible.
Soubi Yamamoto is an absolutely criminally underrated director, and all four of her OVAs are available for streaming if you’re in the US/Canada. A must-watch of positive BL.
This series is made possible by a commission from Frank Hecker. You can find out more about commissions here. Intro / Previous It has been a hot minute—DOUBLE DECKER has come, gone, and been soul-crushingly disappointing, and there’s still neither hide nor hair of the supposed second season we were […]
This was one of the last films of the J-Horror remake boom of the early 00s. And despite being a bit of a mess, it has some genuinely ideas.