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The Studio Ghibli Retrospective: ‘From Up On Poppy Hill’

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Goro Miyazaki’s Earthsea follow-up is barely mediocre, but still manages to have very personal subtext involving father figures and the invisible connections between them and their children that make this movie still shine. Click here for the full article on Movie Mezzanine.

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The Studio Ghibli Retrospective: ‘The Secret World of Arrietty’

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Been a while, but I’m still moving on with the Ghibli Retrospective, this week with Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s directorial debut The Secret World of Arrietty. Click here for the full article.

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The Studio Ghibli Retrospective: ‘Ponyo’

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I apologize if this ends up bringing that infectiously catchy theme song in your heads again. The Studio Ghibli Retrospective moves forward with Miyazaki’s Ponyo. Click here for the full article on Movie Mezzanine.

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The Studio Ghibli Retrospective: ‘Tales From Earthsea’

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The worst film to ever come out of Studio Ghibli thus far, I finally wrestle with Goro Miyazaki’s pretentious adaptation of the beloved Ursula K Le Guin novel series, Tales From Earthsea. Click here for the full review.

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The Lars von Trier Retrospective

Movie Mezzanine decided to honor the release of Nymphomaniac with a retrospective of the films of Lars von Trier. I was able to write little blurbs for both Breaking the Waves and Melancholia, two of his most depressing films. Click here to read my blurbs, and more from other talented writers.

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The Studio Ghibli Retrospective: ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’

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The Studio Ghibli Retrospective continues with this look at Miyazaki’s somewhat divisive but still hugely successful and rapturous Howl’s Moving Castle. Click here for the full article on Movie Mezzanine.

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The Studio Ghibli Retrospective: ‘The Cat Returns’

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The Studio Ghibli Retrospective moves forward with one of the company’s more minor efforts: Hiroyuki Morita’s The Cat Returns. Click here for the full article on Movie Mezzanine.

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