Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Your Name’ Animated Film Review for

Your Name

Over on, I’ve got a review of Makoto Shinkai’s latest film, Your Name.

Your Name deserves the historic commercial success it’s enjoying — It takes the strongest points from director Makoto Shinkai’s earlier films and focuses them into a palatable, coherent experience that’s filled with human emotion.

High school students Taki (Ryunosuke Kamiki) and Mitsuha (Mone Kamishiraishi) mysteriously find themselves swapping bodies with each other, despite living in different parts of Japan and having never met. Read more

I’m having a lot of fun working with the team this week. You can anticipate a podcast talking more about the film, a series review of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, and a recap of four of the best anime to watch from winter 2017.

The Founder Review: Golden Crisp and Cold Blooded

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The soft smile hanging on my lips through the first half of the The Founder drooped away slowly. The gradual realization of Ray Kroc’s (Michael Keaton) character builds up scene by scene until his ambitions lead him to decisions that aren’t only logical, they’re inevitable.

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