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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.

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,...

Mar 1, 2021

To make up for last week, we watched a movie with actual witches, Studio Ponoc's Mary and the Witch's Flower (2017) and the consensus is that it's better than Earwig. Watch it first, don't make it weird. 

Up next: Interstella 5555