First Man is a solid addition to the canon of Space Movies but you may find it hard to sympathise with Ryan Gosling’s portrayal of Neil Armstrong. Armstrong’s core, very personal, story through this film should elicit sympathy. However too much is hidden behind the calm façade of the test pilot.
For much of the film all the audience have to work with is a cold, professional, exterior. This exterior affected how I saw Armstrong in this realisation. Continue reading
Cells At Work (aka Hataraku Saibou) is a surprisingly charming show about the moe anthropomorphised cells in the human body. Whoever that human is had better be grateful for such an efficient immune and blood system because they surely need it with all the trouble they get into.
Watching Cells at Work is one of the most blatantly educational experiences I’ve ever had in anime but somehow manages to make this part of the fun. The show is regularly interrupted by a voiceover explaining just what has gone wrong with the hapless human this time, and/or to explain how our heroic cells will be dealing with the problem. Continue reading
I mentioned briefly in the Dragon Pilot review that I find the user experience (UX) for Netflix to be frankly awful.
Much of that comes down to the handling of the endings (ED) and the next episode trailers. I’ll concede that the Netflix UX is probably fine for shows that were intended from the start to be binge watched. Continue reading
Dragon Pilot (aka Hisone to Masotan) is an engaging series with oddly rough character designs that work really well in context. NB: I recommend avoiding the Wikipedia link for the series until you’ve seen it. Most of the spoilers below are confined to episode 1 or made as cryptic as possible. 🙂 Continue reading