anime

‘Belle’ Review: Avatar Crossing

A high school student becomes a globally beloved singer after entering a fantastic virtual world. She soon embarks on an emotional and epic quest to uncover the identity of a mysterious beast who's on...

7 Good

TV Review: ‘Yasuke’ Combines Mysticism and History to Revive a Legendary Figure

Alan French reviews a new Netflix original anime series. "Yasuke" is based on the legendary black samurai of the same name. The series stars Lakeith Stanfield as the titular samurai.

10 Perfect

TV Review: ‘Pacific Rim: The Black’ Expands on Del Toro’s Universe with Explosive Action

Alan French reviews the first season of "Pacific Rim: The Black," a new anime series from Netflix and Legendary Television.

7 Good
My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (2020) - Movie Review

Review: ‘My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising’ Returns for a Colossal, Supercharged Sequel

Matt Marshall reviews the second feature film for the My Hero Academia anime, Heroes Rising, now in limited release.

9 Amazing

Review: A Magical Time For ‘Mirai’ And Her Brother

How do you handle the arrival of a new sibling? This is the question presented in Mirai, the new animated film from acclaimed Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Wolf Chi...

7 Good
Mirai (2018) - Movie Review

Review: ‘Mirai’ Delights with a Magically Timeless and Uplifting Childhood Journey

Matt Marshall reviews GKIDS and Studio Chizu's 'Mirai,' the latest anime from Mamoru Hosoda, director of 'Wolf Children' and 'The Boy and the Beast.'

9 Amazing
My Hero Academia: Two Heroes (2018) - Movie Review

Review: ‘My Hero Academia: Two Heroes’ Holds True to Plus Ultra Heroics

Matt Marshall reviews the debut feature film for the My Hero Academia anime, Two Heroes, currently in limited release.

8 Great
'Castle in the Sky' (1986) - Studio Ghibli

Ghibli Fest 2017 Review: ‘Castle in the Sky’ is a Memorable, Buoyant Adventure

Matt Marshall reviews Hayao Miyazaki's classic sci-fi, steampunk anime, 'Castle in the Sky,' re-released for the 2017 Studio Ghibli Fest.

10 Perfect
'Kiki's Delivery Service' (1989) - Movie Review

Ghibli Fest 2017 Review: ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’ is a Magical Coming of Age Gem

Matt Marshall reviews Hayao Miyazaki's classic coming-of-age anime, 'Kiki's Delivery Service,' re-released for the 2017 Studio Ghibli Fest.

10 Perfect

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