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Album Review Round-Up!

Hey there, world. I haven’t posted here in three months, and here’s why – I’ve been busy writing album reviews for a pair of lovely websites, … 308 more words


There's a Reason It Takes Place in a Swamp: The Many Mires of "The Witch and the Hundred Knight"

I’m beginning to feel like Danny Glover, or maybe NIS just produces games that are lethal weapons against those who crave “fun” and “progression,” but as I played through  584 more words

Video Games

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Is the Most Expensive Demo Ever Built

Ignoring the fact that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is a thirty dollar game that offers roughly an hour of gameplay (stretched out to, at most, five), this is a pretty brilliant title. 283 more words

Video Games

Lord of Shadow (and Smoke): Why the Latest "Castlevania" Feels So Insubstantial

Looking back, it’s clear to me that I looked at Castlevania: Lords of Shadow through rose-tinted glasses. With its reliance on dodging and blocking, to say nothing of its successful embracing of a semi-three-dimensional world (forced camera), it was closer to  298 more words

Video Games

Tess (Roman Polanski, 1979)

“Tragedy has never looked more ravishing than in Roman Polanski’s elegiac epic. Criterion’s stunning Blu-ray transfer does complete justice to every frame of its pictorial grandeur, while also serving up a heaping helping of instructive special features.” 23 more words