Some films truly are meant to be experienced on the big screen. Like that, you suddenly realize that a television or computer screen has robbed you of something glorious. I was a bit like Lord Yupa when I arrived at the theater to watch Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. My journey…… Continue reading My Nausicaa
Few film experiences are as rewarding as discovering a Ghibli film for the first time. Isao Takahata’s Only Yesterday was released the same year that I was born. But it holds much more significance than that for me. I’m nearing the age of the protagonist, Taeko. She’s 27, the film’s 27th anniversary is next July,…… Continue reading Film diary: Only Yesterday (1991)
March got me back in the groove of movie watching, with 31 new to me films. I made it to the theater twice, and was even treated to a free screening of The Women (1939) at the arthouse movie theater. Seeing it like that on the big screen made me love it way more. This…… Continue reading Month in Movies: March
There is a forest of perpetual spring. A unicorn (Mia Farrow) resides in it, and this is why the forest is so pure and untouched by the outside world. The unicorn overhears two hunters call her the last of her kind. She cannot believe that she is really the last one in all the world.…… Continue reading 2017 Blind Spots: The Last Unicorn (1982)
A Bug’s Life is commonly referred to as one of Pixar’s lesser efforts. I vehemently disagree. But don’t just take my word for it! The film is also notable for being Roddy Mcdowall’s last. He’s become one of my favorites this year, but thanks to Pixar, he’s always been part of my life. I love…… Continue reading At the circus: A Bug’s Life
I haven’t stopped thinking about Moana since I watched it over the Thanksgiving weekend. I also haven’t stopped listening to the film’s soundtrack. I loved it immensely, as I knew I would. This is the story of a brown girl who embarks on a grandiose hero’s journey to save the world. It resonated me with me…… Continue reading The chosen one: Moana (2016)
Pixar – that strange little wonderland where the mundane transforms into the extraordinary. Magic can be found in closets, toy chests, and kitchens, as well as in outer space and the ocean. Pixar films are for everybody; the young and the young in heart. They pulsate with a dynamic energy. Imagination is not only encouraged,…… Continue reading A lesson in Pixar.