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Beyond the Botcast

Apr 19, 2021

Once again, we thought we were in for a nice, relaxing movie and we were deeply disappointed, but Isao Takahata's Pom Poko (1994) is a very good film nonetheless. Watch it first and don't make it weird.

Up next is Sword of the Stranger.

Apr 12, 2021

We watched End of Evangelion (1997) and it got weird. Hideaki Anno was on some wild shit, but we had a good chat. Watch it first, don't make it weird. 

Next week we're watching Pom Poko.

Apr 5, 2021

We're back after a couple unplanned weeks off (some of us got new jobs, sorry!) and this week we're finally talking about Evangelion: Death and Rebirth or Death (True)2, the current definitive version. There's kind of a lot more Eva than any of us realized. Anyway, watch it first, don't make it weird, and next week look...

Mar 15, 2021

No homework this week, just conversing. Up next week, we've got Death (True) 2 and End of Evangelion. 

Mar 8, 2021

We talked about Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (2003), Toei and Leiji Matsumoto's visualization of Daft Punk's sophomore album, Discovery. But we mostly talk about how commercialization and consumerism poison the art we make and imprison us in expectations that we've created for ourselves. Anyway,...