Author Archives: rvancetal

Blindspotting: Thief

End of February was a crazy time so this was a little bit late. My original draft for this was only about Thief but I hit something near the end that I had to scrap it and start again so … Continue reading

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Off to a Valley of the Wind

In some ways this series is much easier to talk about, unlike Tezuka with his chameleon nature to shift the tone of a story on the drop of a hat. Hayao Miyazaki is a guy who very much tells excellent … Continue reading

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Perhaps It’s Just The Day and Age We Live In

Where to begin writing this was a bit of a challenge due to all that’s contained within the work in question. Originally serialized from 1976-78, I re-read MW to compare its dealing with the sexuality of the main characters in their very … Continue reading

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My taste was forged in the fires of Neo-Tokyo

There is a lot of discussion currently with people whom I read and talk to about where interest came from specifically about that movie that got you hooked and changed how you view film. I kept thinking about this and the film … Continue reading

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Big Things Have Small Beginnings

Prometheus is a film that I did not intend to love as much as I did. I went into it hyped and expected to enjoy it but when the lights came up and I was shaking a bit and had … Continue reading

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God created Arrakis to train the faithful.

I have had this thought in my head since I first saw Avatar in the theater in 2009. So I watched the film and I realized that what I thought was there wasn’t just in small bits it was completely … Continue reading

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Pledge, Turn, Prestige

Chistopher Nolan has left the small movie seemingly in his wake in his rise to meteoric heights. He doesn’t use his Batman to fund small dramas, he uses Batman to go even bigger with things like Inception and personally I am all … Continue reading

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