Helter Skelter: Fashion Unfriendly by Kyoko Okazaki defaults to a simplistic style similar to older, nostalgic manga. Yet the style still works for high-impact, fashion-heavy scenes where it effectively conveys the emotional, stylistic world that Liliko inhabits. The bonus full-color illustrations included in the edition released by Vertical, an imprint of Kodansha, are simply breathtaking.

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Welcome to Raccoon City is very different in style from the Resident Evil movies featuring Milla Jovovich. While also live-action, it embraces a very different feel and quality, though is also exceptionally fun. If you’re in it for something to shut your brain off, roll with it, and embrace the chaos, you will have an

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Things Heard and Seen 2021 Review

Things Heard and Seen is an unusual, psychological horror film where several tropes are turned on their heads, while the important beats are still captured. Domestic relationships, power dynamics, and identity are all explored in a way that respects the person as more than a victim and an archetype. A Manhattan artist relocates to the

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Happy Sugar Life is an incredibly unique viewing experience. At first, it’s easy to write it off as merely a Higurashi copy: yet another cute, slice of life story hiding the contrasting extreme content and violence. While it contains those things, there is much more to it. While many series of this type exist as

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Silent Night is a very different kind of Christmas movie. Written and directed by Camille Griffin, in her directorial debut, everyone is gathering for a perfect Christmas party: friends, family, and lovers. Every detail is considered and prepared. Don’t forget the sticky toffee pudding, too, as an essential! This year is especially important, however, as

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Warning: The soundtrack for this film is very likely to trigger migraines. The first scene immediately sets the tone by framing a death scene with discordant, high pitched metallic sounds juxtaposing an idyllic, bright green farm. Within moments, the viewer gets a taste of what The Feast is going to be like. Fans of transcendental

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Nightbooks Film Review

Nightbooks begins with the story of Alex, who is obsessed with scary stories. Once his best friend decides he is uncool because of it, Alex makes the decision to burn his “nightbooks”. Throwing out everything strange or scary in his room, he attempts to discard what makes him unique in order to become “normal”. Krysten

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Ken Niimura is a Spanish-Japanese artist who employs a simplified, endearing style to share three stories in this volume of the taboo. Taking inspiration from the Japanese tales he heard as a child, such as Urashima Taro and The Crane Wife, he uses each to dig into the questions he had behind the story. What

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Crueler than Dead wastes no time starting, dropping us into the story with Maki and a young boy in a small room with no clue what is happening outside. We soon find out that the event that caused the zombies happened one year prior, but an antidote does exist. The existence of an antidote, along

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 The Maid takes place in a sumptuous mansion, where Joy is the most recent maid in a high-turnover position. Upon her first introduction, she learns the rules of the house, most importantly: don’t pry into other’s personal business and don’t enter the mistress’s bedroom. The master (Nirach) and madam (Uma) have a daughter, Nid, with

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