Knives Out: Entitlement and Inheritence in America

Rian Johnson uses the allegory of a family to discuss entitlement, inheritance, and immigration in the U.S..

Catherine: Full of Metaphor

Catherine: Full Body uses its wealth of metaphor and Biblical allusions to subvert common moral contemplations on relationships by insisting commitment to one's desires is "true freedom".

Kaguya-sama: Relentless War

Kaguya-sama: Love is War uses stubborn characterization and expressive animation to demonstrate the frivolity of dating.

A Rebuttal for Hollywood

Quentin Tarantino's ninth film gives insight into the psyche of a Hollywood elite to rebut generalizations about residents of Tinseltown.

Cells Not at All at Work!

I grill the shortcomings of the popular "Cells at Work!".

Reflections in Danganronpa

I present an argument proposing Danganronpa reflects a socio-economic moment in society.

Kurosawa and Akutagawa on Egotism and Truth

I provide a rough and brief analysis on the changes Akira Kurosawa makes to Ryuunosuke Akutagawa's "In a Grove".

Maid Dragons: More Than Just a Meme

I highlight the anthropological aspects behind Miss Kobayashi's Maid Dragon to make a small comment on the state of the anime industry.

NausicaƤ of the Valley of the Wind and Princess Mononoke: Environmental Disillusionment

I compare the environmental commentary of two Studio Ghibli films and that of two Western animated films to analyze the former's unique conveyance of theme.

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