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  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    ★★★★

    Daikaijourney: The Best of the Beasts

    Not going to lie, this is everything I wished Godzilla (2014) would be. Gareth Evans, get outta here. Michael Dougherty is my new best friend.

    Based on the divisive critical reception to King of the Monsters, it appears some people were looking to watch a film in spite of Godzilla, while they others (like myself) were prepared for a story in service of the kaiju. I can't say I fault those who were anticipating…

  • Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell

    Anyone who blames the failure of Ghost in the Shell on "whitewashing" is a mush-brained dunderhead with no critical thinking skills beyond surface level elements. The real tragedy here was the attempt to weave an individualist narrative out of a series with a distinct focus on a collective consciousness. It is a bad adaptation, but not because of Scar Jo. Ghost in the Shell is a bad adaptation because it missed the point entirely.

    Rupert Sanders, the directorial tour de…