Review: Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry

Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry is a 2006 sci-fi anime from Studio Fantasia that follows cadet Strain pilot Sara Werec as she pursues her older brother across the stars looking for answers after he betrays her.

Review: Revue Starlight: The LIVE #1

The first Revue Starlight stage play tells a similar story to the anime complete with good characters, familiar songs, and fun choreography.

Review: Steins;Gate Anime

Steins;Gate is a fun 2011 anime about a goofy university student who is a self-proclaimed mad scientist who accidentally creates a time machine by hooking together a cellphone and a microwave.

Review: Land of the Lustrous Anime

Land of the Lustrous is a 2017 anime by CGI powerhouse Orange about a small group of immortal, genderless gem people who are hunted by strange beings who come from the moon.

The cast of Revue Starlight on stage seen from above

Review: Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight Anime

Revue Starlight uses high school antics and intense, magical stage battles to provide a fascinating critique of the real world Takarazuka Revue stage shows.

The girls with the southern lights in the background

Review: A Place Further Than The Universe

A Place Further Than The Universe sends four high school girls on a life changing adventure that deftly mixes hilarity and sadness to great effect.

Toybox in orbit over earth with a sunrise ahead

Review: Planetes Anime

Planetes is a well made, character-driven anime that depicts life and work in Earth’s orbit in the near future of 2075. Its realistic portrayal of space combined with its complex, well-rounded ensemble cast delivers humor and fun along with a strong helping of angst and character drama.

Woody, Buzz, Jessie, Forky

Review: Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4 upholds the legacy of its predecessors while reexamining some of the darker messages established in past Toy Story films. I very much enjoyed it.

Pirate Outlaws title screen

Review: Pirates Outlaws

Pirates Outlaws is a fun, turn-based, card-collection-based, roguelike with some similarities to one of the greatest roguelikes of all time: FTL Faster Than Light

Review: Aladdin (2019)

Disney's 2019 live action adaptation of the 1992 classic got some cheers from the audience I saw it with, but left me somewhat disappointed. While Will Smith managed to put in a respectable performance as the Genie, this new version of Aladdin came up short with regards to characters, pacing, and even failed to equal the original's spectacle and song.