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  • A Silent Voice

    A Silent Voice

    ½

    Naoko Yamada-san. Open your eyes. See the film you directed.

    Lose the up-skirt shots.

    You're the director. This is the 21st century. You most certainly can do it. You are burdened with the responsibility to do it.

    Do you have any idea what frightful implications those almost panty-visible shots have wrought about Japanese society as a whole? They are cartoon characters, for Pete's sake! They are voiceless to begin with! The fact that you as humans of your own device…

  • Tarzan

    Tarzan

    The Disney movie everyone forgets no one sings in.
    Also, Jane is so cute. The cutest of all Disney girls and princesses, really. As cute as Megara was sassy, and that's a phenomenally high bar.

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  • Only Yesterday

    Only Yesterday

    ★★★★

    I was in ninth grade. My school had for every grade a great big blackboard on which the rankings of the top ten students who aced each month's Chapter End Test were chalked in. Some boy, or boys, changed my name on the board 'Jasmine' to 'Jackie' which is a popular name for dogs in my country. After the October (or was it December?) holidays ended, the teachers suddenly stopped caring and didn't bother to rewrite the new top ten.…

  • Mushishi: The Shadow That Devours the Sun

    Mushishi: The Shadow That Devours the Sun

    Thank you, thank you, for including montages of all the people Ginko-san interacted with in the original 2005 anime series.