Hayao Miyazaki

Child of Light is a Love Letter to Fables and JRPGs

<i>Child of Light</i> is a beautiful game and <i></i>a mesmerising experience that crafts a perfect fusion between RPGs and platforming. In many ways, it …

Brutal

Child Of Light Is A Love Letter To Fables And JRPGs

<i>Child of Light</i> is a beautiful game and <i></i>a mesmerising experience that crafts a perfect fusion between RPGs and platforming. In many ways, it …

Entertainment (Australia)

Jiufen Old Street (九份老街) Picture Diary and Travel Guide

Shares 0<p><i>Jiufen old street 九份老街</i> is nestled in the small, quaint hill town of Jiufen (Also known as Chiufen) in Ruifang, New Taipei city. This Taiwense …

Asia Travel

Anime and Feminism

Are the heroines of modern anime confronting the stereotyped female characters that preceded them? Or are they still designed merely to service the …

Anime

6 Movies to Watch With Coco

<i>(Welcome to Movie Mixtape, where we find cinematic relatives and seek out interesting connections between new releases and older movies that allow us</i> …

Animation

'Mary and the Witch’s Flower' ('Meari to majo no hana'): Film Review | AFI Fest 2017

Kate Winslet and Jim Broadbent figure prominently in the voice cast of Oscar nominee Yonebayashi Hiromasa’s new animated feature.<p>Oscar-nominated …

Anime

How a New Oscars Rule Could Shake Up the Animation Contenders

As 26 films vie for Oscar's attention in the animated feature category, changes in the nominating committee could make it tougher for little films …

Movies

'Coco' Review: Delight of the Living Dead

A riot of color sets “Coco” apart. Orange dominates Disney/Pixar’s celebration of Mexican culture, and not just any orange, but the vibrant hue of Aztec marigolds. The setting is a town in rural Mexico where 12-year-old Miguel Rivera (Anthony Gonzalez), who dreams of being a musician, is frustrated …

Opinion

‘Red Turtle,’ ‘Big Bad Fox,’ ‘My Life as a Zucchini’ Vie for Best Director at 1st European Animation Awards

Michael Dudok de Wit’s “The Red Turtle,” “The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales,” directed by Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert, and Claude Barras’ “My Life …

Animation

Sweet, heartfelt ‘Coco’ is a new Pixar classic

The Pixar you know and love is back.<p>After a string of lazy franchise retreads, such as “Cars 3” and “Finding Dory,” and overly clever concepts like …

Entertainment

Coco Movie Review & Film Summary (2017)

"Coco" is the sprightly story of a young boy who wants to be a musician and somehow finds himself communing with other talking skeletons in the land …

Filmmaking

The Persistence of Vision: Paul Thomas Anderson’s Auterism

Selfishness in direction, but in the best possible way.<p>Director <b>Paul Thomas Anderson</b> is one of the most predominant examples of a modern auteur …

Terrence Malick

The 20 best animated films of the 21st century, ranked

Pixar and Studio Ghibli tend to spring to mind first when discussing great animation, but there’s a world beyond those two giants. Animated films have grown ever more artful and affecting as more and more folks realize that it’s never just been a medium for kids, with studios and indies alike …

Animation

The Best Animated Film of the Year Confronts Islamic Misogyny

Nora Twomey’s ‘The Breadwinner,’ executive-produced by Angelina Jolie, is a harrowing—and spellbinding—exploration of life under Taliban …

Culture

Small Screen: Ryan Potter flying high with Big Hero 6 cable series

Ryan Potter has always had a desire to fly. He believes the reason a lot of his dreams are about him soaring through the skies has to do with the …

Canadian News

How 'In This Corner of The World' Captures Hiroshima Before the A-Bomb

“There’s many things one can never express in any shape or form what happened underneath Ground Zero,” director Sunao Katabuchi tells TheWrap<p>Sunao …

Entertainment

Nicholas Arioli Shoots for the Moon with ‘Coin Operated’

<i>Coin Operated</i>, a new CG-animated short from first-time filmmaker Nicholas Arioli currently making the festival rounds, spans 70 years in the life of …

Filmmaking

Real-Life Recreations of Tasty Food Featured in Studio Ghibli Films

Instagram user @01ghibli23 makes the food from movies like 'Spirited Away' and 'My Neighbour Totoro' - and throws in recipes so you can too.<p>Studio …

Anime

Satsuki and Mei's House

A real-life replica of a home from Hayao Miyazaki's beloved movie "My Neighbor Totoro."<p>The Japanese animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli is revered for …

Anime

Hayao Miyazaki’s Creative Visualization of the Human Condition

The animator finds humanity in every detail of his wild worlds.<p>The sheer variety of director <b>Hayao Miyazaki</b>‘s Studio Ghibli films makes it easy to …

Anime

Blu-ray Review – My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

<b>My Neighbor Totoro</b>, 1988.<p>Written and Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.<br>Featuring the voice talents of Tim Daly, Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, and Lea …

Anime

Blu-ray Review – Castle in the Sky (1986)

<b>Castle in the Sky</b>, 1986.<p>Written and Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.<br>Featuring the voice talents of Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, Cloris Leachman, Mark …

Anime

The Best Gifts for Movie Lovers

Movies are always a great gift option when the holiday season rolls around. They're affordable, loved by all, and there's always something for …

Atomic Blonde

Blu-ray Review – Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

<b>Howl’s Moving Castle</b>, 2004.<p>Written and Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.<br>Featuring the voice talents of Jean Simmons, Christian Bale, Lauren Bacall, Blythe …

Anime

Blu-ray Review – Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

<b>Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind</b>, 1984.<p>Written and Directed by Hayao Miyazaki.<br>Featuring the voice talents of Alison Lohman, Uma Thurman, Patrick …

Anime

7 director-inspired bedrooms for the design-savvy movie lover

Would you inhabit one of these film-inspired realms?<p>Whether a Hobbit-inspired tiny house, or a perfectly pink restaurant reminiscent of a hotel in a certain Wes Anderson movie, real-life reminders of our favorite flicks are always a delight.<p>But what would it look like to do up a room based on the …

Guillermo del Toro

Fireworks review – anime romance sparkles with strangeness

This disorientating teen tale – think Japan’s answer to Sliding Doors – follows the divided destinies of three characters in wholly un-Hollywood style<p>The full Japanese title is: <i>Uchiage hanabi, shita kara miru ka? Yoko kara miru ka?</i> or “Fireworks, should we see them from the side, or below?” This is …

Anime

Hayao Miyazaki's complicated relationship with technology and humanity

Steampunk airships that look like zeppelins, gliders that are reminiscent of seagulls, airborne islands and planes designed in the most minute …

Anime

In Conversation: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith on the Beauty of Hayao Miyazaki

November 8th 2017 by<p>image <b>courtesy of StudioCanal</b><p><b>Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith</b> sees music. Ever since she was a kid growing up on Orcas Island, Washington, …

Anime

Falling Hard for Japanese Whisky

An excerpt from top spirits writer Dave Broom’s new book, ‘The Way of Whisky: A Journey Around Japanese Whisky.’<p>This is how my first-ever day in …

Whiskey