Book Review: Raumstation Sehnsücht

Konrad-und-Paul--Raumstation-SehnsuchtI really like the comics of Ralf König. The drawings are charming, the dialogues range from funny to hilarious and his books show the – maybe surprising – amount of humor woven into everyday spoken German.

Most of König’s work has a gay sensibility to it, painting a comedic picture of gay guys. While in Yaoi (“boys’ love”) manga the men are all overwhelmingly effeminate and in a lot of other gay comics the men are all ridiculously fit, König’s big-nosed queens are primarily goofy.… Read the rest

Television Review: Galavant (Season 1)

galavant_612x816Galavant cranks the silly levels all the way up to eleven. Think The Princess Bride mixed with the musical bits from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. If in public, it is best watched with headphones on or with tipsy friends.… Read the rest

Movie Review: Oculus vs. The Babadook

20140310_Oculus_642xVariableHorror movies thrive on ambiguity. They want to keep you on your guard, not just uncertain about what is going to happen, but often also uncertain about what is actually happening. A good horror movie twists and surprises, not just with a cheap jump scares, but also by turning the plot in an unexpected direction.… Read the rest

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