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Screener Squad: Drifting Home

Drifting Home Movie Review


Acclaimed writer/director of animation Hiroyasu Ishida (Penguin Highway) presents the newest anime film from Netflix, Drifting Home.  Little kid friends Kosuke and Natsumi’s have been drifting apart.  In Junior High they have their own cliques but back in the day the two were inseparable.  When they get the news that the old apartment complex considered haunted by the children is being demolished, the two are drawn back to rekindle that feeling of home one last time.  Something supernatural happens like an anime do, and Kosuke, Natsumi, and accompanying friends are spirited away to the middle of the ocean on an apartment which is now a slowly dissolving ship.  They’ll have to work through their issues in order to work together to get back home safe and sound.  Bradly, Dogget, and Mindy discuss the beauty of the animation, question the overall themes and their presentation, and debate what can or can not have a spirit.


DIRECTED BY: Hiroyasu Ishida

STARRING: Mutsumi Tamura, Asami Seto, Ayumu Murase, Yumiko Kobayashi, Daiki Yamashita, Inori Minase, Kana Hanazawa, Nana Mizuki, Bin Shimada, Bryce Papenbrook, Cassandra Lee Morris, Elliot Fletcher, Alex Cazares, Benjamin Diskin, Abby Trott, Cherami Leigh, John DiMaggio




Bradly Martin (Screener Squad, Eye on the Prize, Breakfast Pub)

Bradly Martin was born in the united states and grew up on a healthy diet of sports, films, and books. A rather shy lad who kept to himself, Bradly soon discovered the best way to know a person was to know what people liked. Throughout the years Bradly became a fan of many things and a fanatic of none. From Doctor Dre, to Doctor Strange and the who’s who of Whos. From Playstation to the Dreamcast and Marvel to DC. From LeBron James to James Bond and Lord of the Rings to Lord Palmerston (or Pitt the Elder if you agree with Wade Boggs) and is a huge fan of dad jokes and randomly obscure Simpsons references. Armed with a vast knowledge of comics, films, and pop culture. Bradly traveled the world making friends and sharing takes. As a young man Bradly married the love of his life young and grew older every year with each new child brought into the brood. If trends continue, Scientists predict that .2% of Canada (where Bradly and family reside) will be populated by Bradly’s children by the year 2029. You can hear him leading and listening to his favorite critics on the Screener Squad and Eye on the prize and maybe even provide some comments of his own.



Danny Dogget (Screener Squad)

Hey persons, it’s your favorite canine Dogget! As many of you know, I don’t identify as a critic as much as a classy shock jock. That being said, I do my best to give all of you a well-balanced review filled with my true opinions and hopefully a few laughs. You can occasionally find me on other persons podcast like Mission Impodible (that’ll be 10 dollars Nathan). For the most part, you can find me doing reviews on




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Having grown up in Nairobi, Kenya, and being very disappointed at the lack of riding elephants her cartoons had promised her, Mindy spends the majority of her time as a film, theater, and voice over actress in the Austin, Texas area. They still give her money for being on HBO that one time, with her name in the credits spelled wrong. A nerdy geek, this award-winning actress joined One of Us figuring she’d put her summa cum laude BFA acting degree to good use…by judging other people’s acting. In the few seconds she gets to herself, Mindy bakes for charity, knits eccentric plushies, plays original RPG’s with her gamemaster husband, and spends time with her soulmate, Batman.



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