Matthew Simon

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If he isn't watching a forgotten library title, Matthew Simon is watching anime or attending anime conventions.

Retro Review: Howard Stern’s PRIVATE PARTS

In my previous review of Can You Ever Forgive Me?, I mentioned it's the time of the year where biopics run amuck, but after...

Review: CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?

As the leaves fall from the trees, and the weather grows colder, for film fans it only means one thing; “Art-house Season.” Yes, the...

David Gordon Green: From Art-House to HALLOWEEN

I hate to write about film theories, nobody cares about, or seems to anyway. Still, I do find some enjoyment in said theories, so...

Review: BASKETBALL: A LOVE STORY Is A Slam Dunk

I’m not sure how many of my readers know this, but I am a huge football fan. I used to study stats when I...

The Complete Mecha Works of Yoshiyuki Tomino: BRAVE RAIDEEN Part 2

When we last finished off on Part 1 of the Brave Raideen review, we saw a show which had innovative ideas, solid potential, and...

The Complete Mecha Works of Yoshiyuki Tomino: BRAVE RAIDEEN Part 1

For the first entry in “The Complete Mecha Works of Yoshiyuki Tomino”, I’m reviewing the first 13 episodes of Tomino's first mecha show: Brave...

PERFECT BLUE Review

So, Satoshi Kon's Perfect Blue, where do I start? If you haven’t been paying attention to my reviews (or more specifically what I review),...

Before FAHRENHEIT 11/9 Let’s Revisit ROGER & ME

Let me tell you a personal story; my late grandfather used to own an Oldsmobile/John Deere dealership, it was one of the most successful...

OVA Diamonds: AI NO KUSABI (1990s)

When I started reviewing old OVAs, I didn’t expect “OVA Diamonds” to be a regular column, this all started on a whim. As a...

The Complete Mecha Works of Yoshiyuki Tomino: Introduction

We need to talk about Yoshiyuki Tomino, the father of Gundam. Why do we need to? Simple, because of the insanity, the downright misery,...

What Did I Just Watch?: THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL Review

Watching a Masaaki Yuasa film is the anime equivalent of a drug trip. It’s nothing you’ve ever seen before, it’s so crazy people think...

Before BLACKkKLANSMAN Let’s Look Back At DO THE RIGHT THING

In honor of BlacKkKlansman getting great reviews, and praising Spike Lee’s direction, people praising the film as “His best ever”, to which I have...