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Godzilla Raids Again Blu-ray Review

No Banana Oil Here Godzilla Raids Again’s opening act captures a snapshot of post-war Japan. Rather than Godzilla representing an actual nuclear force, Godzilla Raids Again positions the beast …

Mothra Blu-ray Review

Giant Moth Stomps Capitalism Beside Godzilla, Mothra stands as director Ishiro Honda’s most accusatory giant monster film. Borrowing from the lineage of King Kong, Honda makes Mothra Japan’s own, …

Godzilla: King of the Monsters Review

Earning the Crown Dropping Gareth Edwards’ 2014 near arthouse take on giant monsters, the follow-up concentrates on national anxieties. This sequel engorges on desperate American feeling and dialogs. Godzilla’s …

Godzilla (1998) 4K UHD Review

Not This Again Home studio Toho made mistakes with Godzilla. Born from radioactive fire and analogizing nuclear war, by the ‘70s, Godzilla actively defended the use of nukes. Luckily, …

Godzilla: The Planet Eater Review

Enjoyment Eater Science failed in defeating Godzilla. A nanometal city – a stand-in of sorts for popular monster Mechagodzilla – was obliterated in the last chapter of this anime …

Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters Review

In the late ‘60s and throughout the ‘70s, Godzilla became Earth’s defender. It’s assumed Godzilla protected humans as much as the planet, battling alien cockroaches, mechanized space weapons, and …

Shin Godzilla Blu-ray Review

Stirring Critical of its home government but still riled up by nationalism, this smart take on an over 60 year-old screen monster is striking. Shin Godzilla offers spectacle alongside …

Shin Godzilla Review

Ferocious Screaming with satirical energy and widening into a spectacle of international urgency, Japan’s returning film export brings about a muscular, cultural film. As often iterated by the series, …