Possessor was released in early 2020 and quickly became a hit. It was written and directed by Brandon Cronenberg, son of David Cronenberg. Going into this knowing that it came from the mind of a Cronenberg, I expected to be both horrified and delighted, and Possessor did not disappoint. The film follows an elite assassin, Tasya, who utilizes technology to take possession of individuals that she then uses in order to take out her targets. To tell you any more of the plot would ruin the experience of going into this film blind. However, I can tell you that if you are a fan of sci-fi horror, this is definitely a must-see. Even behind the horror aspects, this film contains so much more in terms of themes, touching on issues of privacy and identity that left me thinking about the film well past its run time. The film has been recently released on Hulu and is definitely worth a watch.
Jujutsu Kaisen is an anime currently streaming on Crunchyroll. It follows Yuji Itadori as he learns about the secret life of jujutsu sorcerers, who fight cursed spirits that are invisible to the rest of humanity. Yuji has a special place within the jujutsu world, as he originally only possessed innate superhuman strength but had no cursed energy. However, after he eats a finger belonging to one of the most powerful cursed spirits in history, Ryomen Sukuna, he is revealed to be the vessel of Sukuna. Yuji is therefore given the task of eating all of Sukuna’s fingers to rid the world of Sukuna’s influence for good. Obviously, there is much more to the story, and telling you here would ruin the fun of watching it yourself. Jujutsu Kaisen features a cast of wonderful and complex characters, with a story that is equal parts tragic and hilarious. The show is well into its first season, releasing weekly, so there is plenty to catch up on. I would recommend it for any anime fan looking for something new to start since I expect to be seeing a lot more of Jujutsu Kaisen in the future.