Black Narcissus

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Deborah Kerr had Hollywood calling after her starring role in 1947’s “Black Narcissus,” the gothic horror from filmmaking duo The Archers, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Oblogatory explores why this film still rings out 75 years later.

Why Did the One Piece Live Action Work?

Netflix has finally struck gold with “One Piece,” their latest live-action anime adaptation. Oblogatory looks into how this show made such a big wave.

Ikiru (1952) vs. Living (2022)

After watching Akira Kurosawa’s “Ikiru,” a ’50s film about a man dying, Oblogatory sees it reborn as 2022’s “Living,” starring Bill Nighy.

Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro

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Oblogatory tracks down Hayao Miyazaki’s first film, “Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro,” made six years before he founded Studio Ghibli.

In the Mood for Love

“In the Mood for Love” is Sight & Sound’s top romantic film. Find out why Oblogatory agrees but shouldn’t have reviewed it for Valentine’s Day.

Tokyo Story

Is Tokyo Story truly the greatest family drama film of all time? Oblogatory parses the relationships of Sight & Sound 2022’s number four slot.

Pokemon: Sun & Moon — Partially Obligatory

If, like me, you’ve seen every episode of Pokémon: Sun & Moon, you likely wish that you had a guide so that you only watched the good parts. If, unlike me, you haven’t seen every episode of Pokémon: Sun & Moon, I made a guide so that you’ll only watch the good parts!

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Not since “Inception” has a film had a logic system this inventive–but is this movie’s creativity brilliant or just confusing? Oblogatory covers Mother’s Day and AAPI awareness by reviewing “Everything, Everywhere, All at Once.”

The Cleaning Lady (Season One)

The Cleaning Lady (U.S.) (Season One) by Logan Gion The Basics The Cleaning Lady (U.S.) 2022 Created and Adapted for American Television by Miranda Kwok Starring: Elodie Yung, Adan Canto, Martha Millan, Oliver Hudson   Why is The Cleaning Lady considered obligatory? This show fills many recently expressed needs from television audiences: we need more […]