Tag Archives: Ghost in the Shell

Also go see ‘Your Name.’

7/10 A week after a major Sony investment became a flop in part because of a white-washing controversy, the highest-grossing anime movie of all time quietly expanded to American theaters. It deserves a much noisier reception. Your Name. is an … Continue reading

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Go see ‘The Boss Baby’ if you haven’t

8/10 Remember Ghost in the Shell? Just three weeks later, it’s probably slipped everyone’s mind, but it was a pretty big deal to Sony. They were real proud of that movie, and thought it was going to be a bit … Continue reading

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Anime adaptation a generic ‘Ghost’ in a switched-up ‘Shell’

5/10 Boring. Risk-free. Done to death. White-washed, and not just in the controversial casting decisions. Ghost in the Shell is a uniquely Japanese property, and much needed to be changed for it to translate from late ’80s Japanese audiences to … Continue reading

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On whitewashing and the death of movie stars

The Great Wall came out in American theaters last weekend, beating industry expectations with a $21.7 million take. It’s a good result of a movie that was primarily met with claims of whitewashing and racism for starring Cambridge-born Matt Damon … Continue reading

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