Anime, Film, Studio Chizu

“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.

Film, Listicle, Other, Roundup

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

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The importance of timing; a review and thoughts on Mamoru Hosoda’s “Mirai.”

Thankfully, this week was much, much easier than last week; if only I could say the same about the next few weeks. It’s the holidays, which is good for a lot of a lot of lines of work, but in my line, it just means shorter deadlines.And that just sucks. I have Christmas Day and… Continue reading The importance of timing; a review and thoughts on Mamoru Hosoda’s “Mirai.”