(This review was originally published on June 24, 2018 and has been updated.) Pom Poko (1994), directed by the late Isao Takahata, is one of the less popular Ghibli films in the West. And after seeing it for the first, and possibly only time, I completely understand why. I don’t how popular it is in Japan,… Continue reading ‘Pom Poko’ is a movie that’s balls to the walls weird.
Porco Rosso (1992) was Ghibli Fest's May film. Directed by Miyazaki, the film was originally planned to be a short inflight film for Japan Airlines. Eventually, it was decided that the movie would be a feature film shown in theaters. The airline still invested in the endeavor. This is the reason why the opening text is… Continue reading Porco Rosso is one Ghibli’s oddest but most enjoyable films
This month, GKIDs showed The Cat Returns, directed by Hiroyuki Morita, as part of their 2018 Ghibli Fest. This is one of the many Ghibli films I haven't had a chance to see before, so I was very excited. And after a not so good week, I really needed something lighthearted, something that was pure… Continue reading “The Cat Returns” is a movie you’ll find yourself returning to again and again