Joshua Meyer

Joshua Meyer is a freelance writer based in Tokyo. He was born and raised in Florida and has written extensively about film and television as a SlashFilm contributor since 2017. His travel writing has also appeared on Japan Today, the GaijinPot Blog, and his own website, TheGaijinGhost.com.

Some of Joshua's favorite science fiction movies are Children of Men, The Matrix, The End of Evangelion, Alien, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. In 2025, he hopes to ride a flying car to the Osaka World Expo. Failing that, he would just like not to be made obsolete by AI writing.

Retrospective

Tom Cruise’s Historical War Epic Remains Controversial — and Underrated

The Last Samurai may be a product of its time, but it was also a step forward for representation.

ByJoshua Meyer
Retrospective

How a '70s Monster Hunter Inspired One of the Greatest Sci-Fi Shows Ever Made

Before The X-Files, there was Kolchak: The Night Stalker.

ByJoshua Meyer
Retrospective

From Terrorism to Technology, Batman’s Fears Have Evolved With the Times

In 2008, Batman was a political allegory whether you wanted him to be or not.

ByJoshua Meyer
Retrospective

'Lost' Gave Fans a Series Finale They Hated — It Was Also Perfect

In hindsight, Lost was never about solving the mysteries of the island where it took place.

ByJoshua Meyer
Feature

How to Build a Gundam

At 25 tons and 60 feet tall, the life-sized Gundam mech in Yokohama is a singular feat of engineering.

ByJoshua Meyer
Inverse Recommends

'Inception' Remains Christopher Nolan’s Biggest and Boldest Dream

Endlessly debated and memeified, Christopher Nolan's most debated film still impresses.

ByJoshua Meyer