Category Archives: Movies

Imagination is Our Greatest Gift and Curse: review of ‘King of Thorn’

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Referring to fairy tales is quite prevalent in films lately. But referring to Alice in Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty and Greek Mythology in a single film is quite something. (This post contains spoilers.) Continue reading

Saving the World for the 33th Time: A Highly Biased Review of Doraemon: Nobita’s Secret Gadget Museum

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I am a huge Doraemon fan. The simple fact that I could experience Doraemon movie in the digital cinema, equipped with latest sound system, had already pleased me beyond measure. Prepare for a very biased, spoiler-containing, review.  Continue reading

Canne Interviews Hana, Ame and Yuki from ‘Wolf Children’: anime review and discussion!

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Read Canne’s conversation with the main characters from Wolf Children Ame and Yuki for exclusive insights, analysis and criticism for this award-winning anime! (contain spoilers) Continue reading

A Spectacular but Familiar Dystopia: Metropolis anime review

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From what I understood, Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent film ‘Metropolis’ was a classic. Osamu Tezuka’s Metropolis manga was also considered a classic. But the 2001 Metropolis feature anime was arguably not. I think I understand why. Continue reading

A Letter to Momo…or a Totoro Reboot?

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If you felt so certain that you have seen A Letter to Momo before, you were not alone. it was very similar to another anime. You might have heard of it. It’s called My Neighbor Totoro. Continue reading

The Princess, the Pilot and My Frustration: review of The Princess and the Pilot

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You will find me ranting quite a lot in the following review. But make no mistake, The Princess and the Pilot was not that bad. The problem was that it was lazy and could have been much better. (Important note: I did not read the light novel so my criticism is based on anime version only and the following discussion contain spoilers for the ending) Continue reading

There are lots of sceneries but only few words in ‘The Garden of Words’: anime review

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This anime was only 46 minutes long. But I would not have it any other way. (This review contains spoilers.) Continue reading

Love always remains: a twenty-year-late review of Porco Rosso

It’s been twenty years but love remains as fresh and sweet as I could ever hope for. Continue reading

Recovering from Crisis: From Up on Poppy Hill anime review

I was inevitably skeptical after seeing Tales from Earthsea. Going in the high-fantasy route might not work well for Goro Miyazaki. In this anime, he went in a different direction by making down to earth, drama anime. I am glad to say that it was the right choice. Continue reading