Favorite films

  • Mobile Suit Gundam I
  • Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam A New Translation I: Heir to the Stars
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway

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  • One Second

    ★★★

  • Head On

    ★★★½

  • Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway

    ★★★★½

  • Undead

    ★★★

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  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    ★★★★★

    “Goodbye, all Evangelions.”

    An incredible, mature, visually stunning, meta, cathartic, and ultimately moving story about growing up.

    Full review at the Midwest Film Journal.

    I’m glad this movie took 9 years to make. I’m glad that I had the time to grow, as Anno did. I don’t think 2012 Anno could have made this film, as much as 2012 Alex wouldn’t have been ready for it nor simply got it the way I do now. I’m glad it came in…

  • Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway

    Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway

    ★★★★½

    “I’m Noa. Hathaway Noa.”

    Fantastically directed by Shūkō Murase, Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway has Gundam’s UC timeline roaring back to prominence and prestige adapting original Gundam creator Tomino’s long thought unadaptable trilogy of novels - Hathaway’s Flash. A direct sequel to Char’s Counterattack, in which he also had a small role, Hathaway follows the titular character, son of famous Gundam character Bright Noa, as the leader of the terrorists organisation Mafty as they seek to fight against the destruction and privatisation of…

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  • One Second

    One Second

    ★★★

    “One second is too short. It’s not enough.” 

    During the Cultural Revolution two vagabonds get caught up in a quest for film - one after one second of his long lost daughter in newsreel, the other to simply use the film to fashion a lamp so her brother can study. This isn’t Zhang at his best although reminiscent of his earlier breakthrough works than his later Wuxia epics. Obviously a focus is the power of film and what it can and…

  • Head On

    Head On

    ★★★½

    “You have to lie.” 

    I’m neither LGBTQI, Greek, or a Melbournian, nor were my parents immigrants to Australia so it’s fair to say that I didn’t really get this film the way so many of its intended audience must have really got it, but it’s also fair to say it’s a film that despite all my lack of connection still managed to convey the struggle multiple identities (in so many senses) at play and convey Ari’s messy sense of anger and…

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  • Godzilla

    Godzilla

    ★★★★★

    Part of the Godzilla Ranking Project.

    Over 50 years later and still holds up like a sonofabitch. Terrifying, awe inspiring, gut wrenching, haunting. I mean, holy shit, the mother holding her three kids as Godzilla closes in close by telling not to worry, they'll be with their dad soon. The palpable fear. The terror of Godzilla AND the atom bomb. The evacuation scenes.

    Jesus.

    That theme music.

  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    Godzilla vs. Kong

    ★★★½

    Part of Godzilla & Friends, Ranked.

    “The myths are real. There was a war. And they’re the last ones standing.“

    Look, I’m gonna go out on a limb and say half of the critics here and at large don’t know what a Godzilla movie actually is; yes there are a few Very Serious movies but let’s be honest, much of the series is giant monster wrestling matches who, if you look close enough, can also have a message . And look,…