Archive for July 30th, 2016

(76) Paprika


Bob Clark

Satoshi Kon’s last film might just be a masterpiece, and that only makes it all the more depressing that he passed away with that as his final effort. When the animator and cartoonist passed away of sudden pancreatic cancer in 2010, he left behind a body of work that remains both impressive and startlingly mature, yet also curiously unfinished. It seemed as though among all the great modern anime directors, Kon might’ve been the one to really bring the medium into the forefront of world cinema and out of the fenced in territory of otaku fandom and family-friendly fare. Checkerphil and I discuss the film, Kon’s career and dreams in general, while I offer some thoughts on our continuing national nightmare in the form of the Presidential election.


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