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Fantastic Planet (1973) Review

Look at this strange animated movie about outer space and planets! Have you ever heard of it? I didn’t until recently, probably because it is a French animated movie from the 1970s. The original title is La Planète Sauvage, which … Continue reading

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Isle of Dogs (2018) Review

9/10 You could not confuse this film for anything other than a Wes Anderson film. In moving to stop-motion animation he deployed his own particular style and in the fusion of the two he created his own new animation style. … Continue reading

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Ghost in the Shell (1995) Review

9/10 It’s almost ridiculous how good this movie is. Ghost in the Shell (1995) should have had the impact on popular culture that The Matrix (1999) and Blade Runner (1982) had, because the movie can easily hold its own amongst … Continue reading

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Your Name (2016) Review

8/10 What would happen if you were suddenly to wake up in the body of someone of the opposite gender, in his or her apartment and life, and he or she would wake up in your body and your life? … Continue reading

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Moana (2016) Review

9/10 While 3D technology keeps evolving, Disney keeps sticking to its roots. Another Disney film, another Disney princess. But don’t worry, the film is self-aware about it too, because the girl Moana doesn’t think herself a princess. But hero Maui … Continue reading

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Castle in the Sky (1986)

8/10 Laputa, Castle in the Sky is Hayao Miyazaki’s steampunk epic. A tantalizing epic, inspired by Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. After a raid on a zeppelin by cartoonish air pirates, the little girl Sheeta falls from a window into the … Continue reading

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Princess Mononoke (1997) Revisited

Princess Mononoke was the first film by Hayao Miyazaki that I ever saw. At the time I was working as a young student in a supermarket in the weekend and a colleague talked about anime that he loved, and the … Continue reading

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