Studio Ghibli #4: Kiki’s Delivery Service

By the time Kiki's Delivery Service came out, Studio Ghibli's penchant for finding magic in ordinary things was quickly becoming the studio's calling card. Yet, as seems to be the case with most animation studios, the critical success of Ghibli's early work did not translate into commercial success (perhaps pairing the melancholy My Neighbor Totoro with the soul-crushingly …

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Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood (Big Screen Review)

For the last half-decade or so, cinephiles and Quentin Tarantino-fans have been sifting the tea leaves with every new Tarantino release to see if he was looking to stop after making ten movies, a claim he has insisted on multiple times. With Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood, his presumably penultimate film, we finally get …

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Hall of Fame #5: My Neighbor Totoro (Studio Ghibli #3)

"Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 18:3) I first showed My Neighbor Totoro to my oldest child when she was two. It wasn't the first movie I had attempted to show her, but in all my previous attempts she only ever …

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