Tag Archives: Studio Ghibli

Review: Mary and the Witch’s Flower (2017)

MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER, the first film from Studio Ghibli successors Studio Ponoc looks stunning, but it does feel insubstantial. That’s not to say it’s bad, it’s just not really about much. I’m prepared to forgive a lot because … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: When Marnie Was There (2016)

WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE works so well on multiple emotional levels, and can be read in a number of ways. One of those ways is a little creepy, but I think I we’ll skip that. Anna (Sara Takatsuki) is a … Continue reading

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Review: Inside Out (2015)

INSIDE OUT could be Pixar’s most satisfying ever effort for parents to enjoy alongside their children. For all the vivid colours and goofy characters, we’re also presented with a mini psychoanalytic thesis and big real-world issues that have formidable dramatic … Continue reading

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Review: Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

This review was originally  written for Subtitled Online (now sadly closed) July 2010. It was my first full film review to be published online. Environmentalism, war and peace, pride and corruption, coming of age and redemption – it can only … Continue reading

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