Anime has tackled every subject from slice-of-life to sci-fi to the supernatural, in every setting from Shinjuku to space to Scandinavia. Yet there is a prevalent tendency to define it in rigid terms. This is, however, increasingly harder to do.
While at the most part a standard zombie fare, #Alive finds some life through its delving into isolation and loneliness.
Crummy apartments? Murderous neighbours? Nah, the real nightmare is, and always has been, the hellscape we live in called Society.
Christopher Nolan’s latest film is ambitious, complex and layered, but underneath the complicated clockwork is a movie with no soul.
Disney’s greatest cult hit for a reason, Goofy’s solo outing is a masterclass in effective storytelling — and in father-son relations.
Rensuke Oshikiri’s manga and its anime adaptation captures not just the nostalgia of 90s arcade gaming, but of how it brings people together.
In need of inspiring figures during the bleak times? Animated series like ‘Kipo and the Age of the Wonderbeast’ and ‘The Promised Neverland’ deliver with gusto.
This reboot takes a hard veer away from the aesthetics and tone of the original, but maybe it’s got its heart in the place it needs to be right now.
Never Have I Ever gets representation right, but also falls prey to formulaic — and rather problematic — teen comedy tropes.
For Malaysians, real-life political dramas are almost a daily reality. But rarely are the power tussles made into movies with such a stark focus on what goes on behind the shadow play.