Review: Paranoia Agent

Ostensibly, Paranoia Agent is a show about a series of attacks from a kid on roller blades wielding a metal bat, with two detectives trying to find the culprit. In practice, Paranoia Agent made me think of the opening line of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina:

All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

Movie Review: Parasite

Parasite is a heist movie. A heist-goes-wrong movie. A heist-goes-grisly movie.

And nearly all of it is hilarious. Cutely hilarious, cleverly hilarious, darkly hilarious.

Parasite is the story of a smart-but-poor family who manage to parlay a part-time job recommendation into employment for all four of them, in service of a rich family with a beautiful house. What starts as fudged credentials turns into a full-on con job and infiltration mission, the same sort of thing you’d see in, well, a heist movie. But then it doesn’t stop: the universe throws a few curveballs, and the family ends up in some very uncomfortable situations—some humorous and some deadly serious.

Review: Songbird Symphony

Songbird Symphony is a cute little game about a bird looking for his parents. It’s a sidescrolling puzzle-adventure where the “boss battles” are variants on a rhythm game requiring you to press keys in time with the music (think StepMania). The puzzles are all pretty simple and the rhythm game doesn’t stop you from continuing if you get a less-than-perfect score (I usually retried until I got A-rank but not S-rank), so the appeal is just that it’s cute and fun. But it is cute and fun, and not too long, and there’s a free demo if you want to check it out.

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