Tag Archives: Studio Ghibli


Studio Ghibli’s ‘The Tale of Princess Kaguya’ has a US Trailer

A distinctly different style in Ghibli’s latest effort makes it immediately intriguing and visually arresting… Who knows what’s going on over in Ghibli land… are they closing their doors, are they open but with Miyazaki retiring, is he in fact going to do another film… it’s getting somewhat hard to follow. What I do know […]

Who’s that? – July Edition

Django (Jamie Fox) from Django Unchained! Lots of correct guesses this month, and plenty for Clint and other famous cowboys! Thank you for playing once again everybody and congratulations to the following for guessing correctly: Beer Movie Committed to Celluloid Flights, Tights and Movie Nights irscriptwriter Let There Be Movies (Gene) Mediocre Batman Saint Ronald […]

My Neighbor Totoro – Review (Spoiler Free)

Is there a more perfect, respectful and imaginative ode to childhood than Totoro? Capturing the essence of childhood without being condescending nor trite is Totoro‘s great triumph. Every scene pops with imaginative creatures or genuine emotion; whether that be excitement, fright or wonderment, and the film speaks at least as strongly, if not even more so, […]

Who’s that? – June Edition

A – Haku in River God form (Spirited Away) B – Chihiro (Spirited Away) C – Sophie (Howl’s Moving Castle) D – Princess Mononoke E – Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro) F – Heen (Howl’s Moving Castle) G – The kodama (Princess Mononoke) H – Ponyo I – No-Face (Spirited Away) J – Jiji (Kiki’s Delivery […]

The Wind Rises- Review (Spoiler Free)

The Wind Rises is a challenging and unexpected final dream from Miyazaki. Miyazaki’s final film was always going to attract a lot of attention, scrutiny and hope – hope that his final effort would live up to the legacy which he has created over at Studio Ghibli. There has been a lot of acclaim for […]

The Secret World of Arrietty – Review (Spoiler Free)

Without Ghibli’s normal charm and intelligence Arrietty is entertaining but a little weak. I assume it is the source material for this one (The Borrowers) which makes the film feel oddly Westernised. That’s not a dig at the book which I remember liking many years ago, but Arrietty just seems to be lacking the depth which […]

Who’s that? – May Edition

Dr. Strangelove (Peter Sellers) from Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb! Lots of guesses for James Dean for this one and I can see why, although in reality the two couldn’t look more different! Thank you for playing once again everybody and congratulations to the following for guessing […]