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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Studio Ghibli Retrospective continues with what may be Miyazaki’s greatest accomplishment. I analyze his masterpiece Spirited Away, and even argue for how much deeper its themes of adult conformity are and how relevant they still are today. Click here for the full article.
New Studio Ghibli Retrospective piece is up and it’s on a very underseen and underappreciated work from Isao Takahata: My Neighbors the Yamadas, which is warm, and philosophical, and very, very hysterical. Click here for the full article on Movie Mezzanine.