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“Poupelle of Chimney Town” Review: Sweet, Beautiful with Missing Pieces

My only regret about watching Poupelle of Chimney Town is that I didn’t have a chance to do it sooner.

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Generic but cute, ‘Children of Kamiari Month’ is a trope-filled story about grief

Why do so many anime movies always seem to have to deal with grief? I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, Ride Your Wave, Josee, the Tiger and the Fish, BELLE…Those are the ones just from the top of my head It’s something that’s bothered me a little - but it wasn’t until I watched  Children… Continue reading Generic but cute, ‘Children of Kamiari Month’ is a trope-filled story about grief

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“Belle” is beautiful, heartbreaking and almost perfect.

I have been looking forward to seeing Mamoru Hosoda’s Belle ever since I’ve heard of its reception at the Cannes Film Festival. And I was not disappointed. I’ve heard the story, most often described as a modern-day retelling of Beauty and the Beast, but that only gives a bare outline of the story.  It’s much… Continue reading “Belle” is beautiful, heartbreaking and almost perfect.

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Animated Films I’m Looking Forward to in 2022

Belle So - technically, this movie was released last year. But it’s not coming out in American theaters until next week. Am I going to risk going to theaters in the middle of a seemingly never pandemic to watch an anime film? Considering it got a 14-minute standing ovation after its world premiere at the… Continue reading Animated Films I’m Looking Forward to in 2022