Lupin III: Dead or Alive (1996)

From IMDb: “When Lupin heads to the kingdom of Zufu to pilfer its treasure, he incurs the wrath of its psychotic ruler General Headhunter, who places a dead-or-alive bounty on his head that many intend to collect.” What I liked: Sharp pace enhances an already engaging story featuring one of my favorite fictional characters andContinue reading “Lupin III: Dead or Alive (1996)”

Parasite (2019)

From IMDb: “All unemployed, Ki-taek and his family take peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks, as they ingratiate themselves into their lives and get entangled in an unexpected incident.” What I liked: Modern day, mainstream suspense film. Certain scenarios and film making techniques felt like textbook Hitchcock. Ample social commentary, mostly dealing withContinue reading “Parasite (2019)”

“El Ruso” tacos in Boyle Heights (FOOD REVIEW)

From El Ruso’s Instagram: “The original flour tortillas from Sonora, Mexico. Artisan, made completely by hand 💯% Monday-Saturday 9:30 to 3:30pm; 1401 Mirasol St, LA 90023” I love tacos. You should know this. Traditional tacos are the life-nectar for many of us Mexicans/Mexican-Americans. I also love Twitter when it’s not being an avalanche of negativeContinue reading ““El Ruso” tacos in Boyle Heights (FOOD REVIEW)”

Isle dogs

What I Liked: Wes Anderson’s movies are usually familial dramedies, but this was a genre film; an adventure. Really pushes stop motion techniques and barriers. It’s Kurosawa through Rankin Bass. The music in it really adds to the overall atmosphere. Stop motion Taiko drummers? YES, PLEASE. The plot is quite morbid, and that makes theContinue reading “Isle dogs”

Shin Godzilla

I wouldn’t call myself a “fan” of Godzilla or the movies. I think the concept is cool, and the character is cool, but I don’t rush out to see or rent movies based on him. Having said that… There’s a new look to the creature, and I really enjoyed it. Feels like something more realistic.Continue reading “Shin Godzilla”