HUMMEL Review: Earwig and The Witch (2021)

Studio Ghibli is back! Kinda! I’m not gonna lie. The post-Wind Rises artistic arc for Japan’s greatest animation studio has been bizarre. The Tale of Princess Kaguya was a heart wrenching film and original animated film but it’s immediate Followup When Marnie Was There felt somewhat overwrought and cliche. Their “last” film The Red TurtleContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Earwig and The Witch (2021)”

HUMMEL Review – Monster Hunter (2020)

What is there to say at this point about the works of Paul W.S. Anderson? Even when he was making marginally more creative films like Event Horizon and Soldier, his works still him squarely in the B-Film side of Hollywood. Since then he became the central creative of the long running Resident Evil franchise andContinue reading “HUMMEL Review – Monster Hunter (2020)”

Book Review: The Final Martyrs (2008)

Despite being released in 2008, the eleven short stories comprised in this edition aren’t new short stories. The Japanese author Shusaku Endo conceived of the stories and published them between 1959 and 1985. Endo is most famous now for his 1966 masterpiece Silence. The book was launched into western discussion and prominence in 2016 followingContinue reading “Book Review: The Final Martyrs (2008)”