Category Archives: Films/Shows

Kakegurui: Review

Can we please talk about this show? An anime show about compulsive gambling? I hesitated on this show for a while, and I finally decided to pull the trigger. This show is one word…baller! Yumeko is a girl who transfers to a school where a hierarchy of gambling exist and it dominates the environment. The school is all about gambling. You don’t actually see any teachers, since the anime focuses more on the gambling aspect, but who even wants to see the teachers? Everyone gambles and if you fall into debt, you become a slave to the person, and you have to wear a tag. Yumeko is a compulsive gambler and basically she always finds out when someone is cheating. She’s a beast, and the anime really sucks you into the gambling world. Yumeko is the definition of a badass, and she basically takes on the whole school. It’s so funny to see the main characters get so turned on when the stakes are high, and it really shows what the gambling world is like. The art is absolutely beautiful, and Yumeko is the definition of the perfect waifu. I really recommend this show, and wait…I’m not done. KAKEGURUI HAS THE BEST INTRO IN ANIME HISTORY. They literally put jazz in the intro, and show it in a really seductive way, making you want to go all in. The only think that it lacked is the character development of the main characters, but overall the show was good. LET’S GET ARE GAMBLING FREAK ON!

8.5/10

A Silent Voice: Review

I had to make a review about this movie. I HAD TO! It was around 2am, and I just decided to watch a little bit of A Silent Voice. When I meant a little bit, I meant like 10 to 15 minutes of the movie. After the first 10 minutes, I was hooked and I couldn’t stop. I didn’t cry but I felt tears coming and I laughed plenty of times. This movie is unbelievable, maybe on of the best anime movies I’ve seen. I saw Your Name a long time ago and remember having a similar impact on me after I watched it. A Silent Voice is so sweet, funny and they really do expose the deaf culture. It honestly made me want to learn sign language. For those of you who haven’t seen the trailer or don’t know what the movie is about; basically, it’s about a deaf girl (Nishimiya) who gets bullied by Shoya. They meet again in high school and Shoya is determined to make things right with Nishimiya, and on doing so he begins to have deep emotions for Nishiyima. Romantic emotions play a part here but when I talk about emotions I also mean the spectrum of human emotions, including fear and regret. Suicide is also a huge theme in the movie, which Shoya talks about early in the film. The animation is also the best I’ve seen, I think in any anime movie, excluding Hayao Miyazaki, since he is indeed the king of animation. The only think I didn’t like about the movie is that…I can’t say…but because it might be a spoiler… you have to watch it… it’s a bittersweet thing. Go watch it! Great movie for anybody, even if you don’t watch anime.

9.8/10

Gunpowder: Review

The show revolves around the failed Gunpowder Plot in London in 1605, which might’ve been more known with Guy Fawkes and his failed attempt to blow-up the parliament. The show is only three episodes, and the acting is done very well. I might have a few issues with the show but they are minuscule concerns. First of all, the show felt rushed. It’s mostly dialogue which is good, but when there is action, it feels rushed and you can tell they don’t put that much effort too it. Kit Harrington’s performance is incredible but his character is rather dull. I don’t blame Kit, nor the rest of the actors but the silly writing. Guy Fawkes is by far the most famous one, and he was given barely any lines and the viewers knew nothing about him what’s so ever. One thing I did love about the show was the set and the outfits and just the whole design was immensely pleasing to watch. The story was good too and if your familiar with the great historical event you’ll enjoy it as well. Maybe it should of been longer? Maybe they should’ve gone more in depth with each of the characters. It did indeed feel rushed, and honestly if it wasn’t for Kit…the quality of the show would’ve dramatically dropped.

7.8/10

The Disaster Artist: Review

If you have seen The Room, you are going to absolutely love this film. As long as James Franco remains in character you’re in for some laughs. Before I saw this film, I prepared and saw the Room once again, and then when I saw the Disaster Artist I had tears in my eyes. This is going to sound strange for a movie about another shitty movie, is that it’s actually quite inspiring even if the film was trying to be sarcastic. Tommy Wiseau was portrayed as almost a hero, and this film showed exactly that. Making this movie gave him more exposure and honestly by the looks of it, that’s all he wanted. Tommy Wiseau just wanted the fame, he just didn’t know how to attain it, and honestly he is kinda of my hero, think about it, this guy is mysterious and nobody knows how he got the money to do the film, and he just went out there and did it, even if it was bad. Tommy Wiseu is almost a hero to do the filming culture, and everybody will always know Tommy for his terrible film. This has been my favorite comedy film this year, and they didn’t need jokes to make people laugh, all they needed to do was do a movie on Tommy Wiseau. James Franco’s performance is amazing. Amazing. He does the character perfect. He even had the lazy eye thing going on and it’s so funny. The cinematography was spot on too, it had a green and dark theme to it since they filmed a movie that could’ve been filmed outside in a green screen. of This is a film you can see over and over and not stop laughing. This movie is so funny, you’ll be doing the Tommy Wiseau accent for while. Epic.

8.9/10

COCO: Review

This is one of Pixar’s best films, and it’s honestly one of the best films depicting the theme of or the idea of always loving you family and ancestors. I’m debating if this is a better film than Wall-E (my favorite Pixar film), but they are two different kinds of movie. Coco takes the award for the most beautiful cinematic scenery than any other Pixar film. The colors are absolutely beautiful and the day of the dead has never looked so full of life. It’s a humorous film while it keeps it’s theme strong, and it’s emotional duty. The idea of following your dream to be happy is crucial here. As a Mexican, I related to it and understood all the spanish words that were being said, giving me a subtle laugh inside my head. I’ve never really appreciated mariachi music but after seeing how beautiful it actually is, I decided to give my ears a taste of it. The plot is perfectly set up and it had a huge plot twist at the end. The only bad thing I can say about the movie is that it felt a little bit rushed, maybe because he had to get back to the land of the living before sunrise. To conclude, screw the Frozen short film before the movie started!

9/10

Mudbound: Review

Every once in a while you come across a masterpiece on Netflix. That is what Mudbound is, a masterpiece. What I love most about Mudbound is it’s ability to surprise you when you absolutely think you have it figured out. What caught my eye the most is the cinematic scenes which are breathtaking. Apart from all that, the acting is incredible and you really do feel like you go back in time to the 1940’s. Like any racial prejudice movie, you are rooting for the black people and the white people to get along, and the conflict really gives you an idea how twisted things were back in the day. Also, how set back we were on medication for the returning soldiers who fought in the war. The laborious work farmers did due to the lack of technology is really depicting to the viewers eye, and I think it’s important to watch films like this, so we can hopefully not take the present for granted, as things are way better now than before. This movie has one of the best bittersweet endings I have ever seen, and it had me crying at the end. The relationship Ronsel and Jamie formed was honestly really touching. I was rooting for that friendship all the way and did not want it to end. Awesome film.

9.4/10

Alias Grace: Review

Alias Grace is one of the greatest murder shows I’ve had the pleasure to discern. It is a true masterpiece and I got chills on my spine when I watched the ending. The cast is amazing and the words; oh my god the words are unbelievable. I had to google the meaning of the words that were being used. IT’s based on the book by Margaret Atwood, a well renowned wordsmith. The story takes place in the 1800’s. Grace Marks, an Irish women comes to Toronto to be maid to a wealthy farm owner, Mr. Kinnear. She is involved in a murder case and throughout the whole show you ask yourself the question if she is innocent or not. It is a great show. The scenery is beautiful and it has some blood-curling scenes. I really felt in love with the main character. Grace Marks. It is only 6 episodes so you can binge on it without it having a baffling effect on your sorrowful daily life. Go watch!

8.9/10