The premise reads like arthouse erotica: a French farmgirl moves to Paris, falls in love with another woman, has a lot of sex.
The fourth season of To Love-Ru takes fanservice to the extreme.
Sailor Moon R is a complex representation of teenage coming-of-age, satirising and celebrating the solipsistic tendencies of youth.
Sophia Takal’s Always Shine opens with one of the best sequences of the year.
Someone decided that a frothy fanservice anime needed to emulate Neon Genesis Evangelion’s labyrinthine seriousness. Someone was wrong.
Personal Shopper offers a challenging reflection upon identity and spirituality, enriched by Kristen Stewart’s extratextual resonance with its themes. Also, there are ghosts.
It’s safe to say that Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals was one of my most anticipated films of 2016. It did not disappoint.
Maken-ki!’s second season is densely packed with boobs, innuendo and more boobs. It’s trashy, but it’s a whole lot of fun.
Two films remaking the same story of an older man sleeping with his friend’s daughter and, weirdly, the 2015 one is less progressive than the 1984 movie.
Those who’ve followed this site for a while will have noticed that all the coverage of contemporary cinema is periodically punctuated by reviews of fanservice anime. In my first such review – of Ikkitousen’s third season – I made a serious attempt to grapple with the politics of a genre operating in the vein of…