Category Archives: Movies

A Boy and His Magical Piano: Review of Piano no Mori

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Piano no Mori was certainly interesting and inspiring. But why did it have to be in the forest? Couldn’t it be piano in the attic, instead? (This review contains minor spoilers.) Continue reading

Let’s Live a Colorful Life! – Review of Colorful

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It was really hard to make Colorful sounded attractive. The anime overall was incredibly somber. Grey and blue made up for most of the film’s color template. Despite that, Colorful talked about how complex people could be and seriously explored several issues in our society. This review contains minor spoilers. Continue reading

The Wind is Rising…We Must Try to Live! – Review of The Wind Rises

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Allegedly Miyazaki’s last directorial feature, The Wind Rises was similar to his previous films in many ways. But at the same time, it was also the one that greatly deviated from his other works. This review contains spoilers. Continue reading

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