The Studio Ghibli Retrospective: ‘Ponyo’

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I apologize if this ends up bringing that infectiously catchy theme song in your heads again. The Studio Ghibli Retrospective moves forward with Miyazaki’s Ponyo. Click here for the full article on Movie Mezzanine.

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The Studio Ghibli Retrospective: ‘Tales From Earthsea’

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The worst film to ever come out of Studio Ghibli thus far, I finally wrestle with Goro Miyazaki’s pretentious adaptation of the beloved Ursula K Le Guin novel series, Tales From Earthsea. Click here for the full review.

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CinEffect Podcast Episode 39


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A CinEffect Podcast host always pays his debts.

To listen to this week’s episode, click here.

You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes and a traditional RSS feed, as well.

EPISODE TIMELINE

(0:00) Pursuing My True Self (Persona 4 OST)
(0:27) Intro/TCM Fest Shenanigans

GAMES
(7:02) Brief impression of FFX HD
(8:15) Persona 4
(21:51) Dark Souls
(28:58) The Wolf Among Us Episode 3

TV
(44:53) Mushishi Season 2 Episode 2
(49:24) Ping Pong: The Animation
(54:46) Game of Thrones Season 4

MOVIES
(57:12) Alex’s The Raid Double Feature
(1:22:37) Sorcerer
(1:32:13) Oculus

(1:54:03) Coming Soon To Theaters…
(2:02:31) Coming Soon To Games…
(2:03:12) Links
(2:06:21) The Rains of Castamere (Game of Thrones OST)

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‘Oculus’ Movie Review

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Might be the best mainstream horror movie since Sinister, Mike Flanagan’s Oculus is a truly frightening experience. Click here for my full review on Movie Mezzanine.

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The Second Criterion: ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’

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I finally got to write about my favorite Scorsese film. Click here for my full essay on his subversive Biblical epic The Last Temptation of Christ.

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CinEffect Podcast Episode 38

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I will recount to you my years of podcasting. But I need you to come up with a good chapter title. I’ve never been good at coming up with proper chapter titles…

To listen to this week’s episode, click here.

You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes and a traditional RSS feed, as well.

EPISODE TIMELINE

(0:00) Shiver by Lucy Rose (Mushishi OST)
(0:56) Intro

GAMES
(4:25) Demon’s Souls

TV/ANIME
(15:10) Gurren Lagann/Kill La Kill
(31:15) Mushishi (Plus Season 2 Impressions)
(40:03) JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 3

MOVIES
(54: 11) Under the Skin
(1:13:55) Captain America: The Winter Soldier
(1:30:23) Nymphomaniac

(1:49:46) Links
(1:50:25) Coming Soon To Theaters…
(1:57:04) Coming Soon To Games…
(1:58:16) Hey Joe by Charlotte Gainsbourg (Nymphomaniac OST)

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A Tale of Two Cities: Rebuilding a Metropolis

Really proud of this new essay I wrote on Movie Mezzanine. It regards the original 1927 silent epic, Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, notes its heavy influence on sci-fi over the years, and then brings it all full circle with an analysis on how it pertains to Rintaro’s 2001 animated film of the same name. Click here for the full article.

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