Note: This is a review of books 1-7 of Usagi Yojimbo as printed by Fantagraphic.
At first glance, Usagi Yojimbo is a simple book. No colors, the art is simple with even simpler stories. There’s no complicated nuance, no hidden thematic depth, it’s all a straightforward, surface level affair. And yet, something about that makes it so elegant, beautiful, magnificent and masterful. It is not only a simple book, it’s simply delightful. Continue reading Usagi Yojimbo (Fantagraphic Run)
What a great year for games. As the industry grows, so does the breadth of experiences games deliver. From the big budget titans to the games made in a garage, these games have a lot of love and care put into them. After taking a couple of months off from the medium in the fall, I found myself overwhelmed by a slew of amazing, excellent titles and these are my favorites. Continue reading Top 15 Games of 2016
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story feels like the studio took a rough draft of the script, set a release date for as early as possible, and put it to film. Almost every single problem with the film comes down to rough writing that could have been smoothed out with revisions. Whether due to self-imposed time constraints or too many cooks, a good chunk of this story comes across as half-baked, the kind of thing a film student would write for a passing grade. Continue reading Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Do you ever get that feeling of deja vu? Didn’t you just ask me that? Watching Spectre and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation back to back was one of the most surreal filming experiences I’ve had. The films are almost identical. Similar plot, similar set of characters, but one is a whole lot better than the other. Continue reading Spectre vs. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation