I Find You Disgusting

Director: Steve McQueen Starring: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan Release: 2 December 2011 Rating: NC-17 Trigger warning for mentions of self-harm and attempted suicide   MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD     “We’re not bad people,” the voice of Sissy whimpers over a montage of her brother, Brandon, having desperate sex with two women he does not know. […]

Midweek Update—Some (Incomplete) Thoughts on the Oscars and Plans for February

Hi all! If you are reading this, thank you so much! Also, sorry for the typo in my Devilman Crybaby review. It took me way too long to fix that. I know this blog is relatively low-activity, partly because I’m working on an important research proposal and partly because I am a full-time student, so […]

How Does One Achieve Atonement? Not Like This

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Written and Directed by Martin McDonagh Starring: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell Rating: R Runtime: 1 hr 55 mins Minor spoilers, per usual.   This is a big egg to crack. I want to talk in full about all the Academy Award Nominations, but I have yet to see […]

Turtles All the Way Down–Beauty in Normalcy

A spoiler-free review Written By: John Green Original Publication: 10 Oct 2017 Length: 286 Pages I think that there is a large misconception regarding the core appeal of John Green’s books. It’s been over 12 years since the release of his first novel, Looking for Alaska, an examination of young love and the frailty of […]

Devilman Crybaby—It’s Really Good*

The following contains minor spoilers for Netflix’s original anime series Devilman Crybaby Director: Masaaki Yuasa Studio: Science Saru Release: January 2018 Episodes: 10 There’s a moment in the fifth episode of Devilman Crybaby where, when fighting a demon woman named Silene, Devilman yells, “If you want to get fucked that badly, I’ll fuck you!” He […]

Maybe the Real Steins;Gate Was the Friends We Made Along the Way

A spoiler-free review Studio: White Fox Release: April 2011 – September 2011 Episodes: 24 For someone who has been on the anime scene for upwards of a decade, it seems kind of crazy that I would not have watched one of My Anime List’s Top 5 Anime Series (Top 3 if you don’t count Gintama). […]