@Heidi Shin Godzilla is definitely Anno's most Eva thing since actual Eva. Pacing-wise, plot-wise, weird monster design-wise -- heck, even some of the same music cues are used.
Got taken out to see Manchester by the Sea the other night. It was good, though not my favourite kind of movie (not usually into simple character dramas, especially not about genero white dudes). The acting is as good as everyone says, and the editing is interesting in that you can't always tell where a flashback begins and ends right away. That helps get across how present the past is for Casey Affleck's character. Kudos, editors.
Though, speaking of the past, I will say: Affleck's tragic backstory is so ludicrously tragic as to feel constructed by a committee for maximum dramatic impact. So that took me out of the movie a bit when the explanation of all that stuff came to light. Still, it does also lead to some really effective scenes in the aftermath, so at least it doesn't ruin the movie.
Anyway, last night I saw a much better movie: Wild Tales. This was recommended to me by a co-worker some time ago but I didn't see it listed on Netflix until recently, so I finally sat down to watch it. Didn't know anything about it and was super pleased with what I got. It's just deliciously dark -- not a horror film, but it's an anthology piece with a lot of dark comedy and violence in it, so it's kind of got that Tales from the Crypt vibe all the same. It's also Argentinian, which was awesome for me because I really feel like I don't watch enough Spanish-language cinema.
I highly recommend checking it out if it's on Netflix in your region. Now that I check, looks like it was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in 2015, which it totally deserved. Such a, well, wild ride!