My feelings about Maokoto Shinkai’s work are…complicated to say the least. I find his films to be beautiful - but they’re kind of repetitive in terms of tropes. And as someone who very much did NOT like Weathering With You, I did not originally have high hopes for Suzume. I mean, the love interest is… Continue reading “Suzume” is Shinkai at his best
This is a repost. This review was originally published on Dec. 12, 2022. Every year, there seems to be a popular theme or plot device that is used in multiple movies. One could argue that this year was the year of the multiverse. But in the animation industry, it was the year of Pinocchio. For… Continue reading Guillermo del Toro’s “Pinocchio” is a fantastic take on a classic tale
(This review was originally published in March 2022. ) Growing up, my fictional resources featuring girls dealing with puberty and growing up, consisted solely of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret…a book published in 1970. Needless to say, I couldn’t really identify with the main character or her experiences as a 13-year old in… Continue reading “Turning Red” Celebrates Red Pandas, Puberty, Periods and Most Importantly Girls.
This review was originally posted on November 22, 2021. I had a busy week and didn't want to leave you with nothing, so I figured bringing back an oldie would suffice. I was originally planning on reviewing Castle in the Sky this week, as a way to celebrate its 35th anniversary. And while I do… Continue reading Don’t Hate Me For My Thoughts on “Howl’s Moving Castle.”
2023 is going to be a good year for animation - particularly animated movies. So I’m super excited. Let’s hope they all live up to the hype. Spider-Man: Across the SpiderVerse I don’t need to explain this one, do I? How Do You Live? Hayao Miyazaki came out of retirement (again) to write and produce… Continue reading What I’m Looking Forward to in 2023
There were honestly a lot of good movies that premiered last year. Like it was a pretty amazing year for animated films. And again, I didn’t have a chance to review them all - but here were my favorites..in no particular order! Turning Red While I might be tired of villain-less Pixar films - this… Continue reading Favorite Animated Movies of 2022