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Tag Archives: Studio Ghibli

Film Review No.392: The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu)

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So I’m a Studio Ghibli nerd. You may not realise this because I’ve only covered Arrietty so far on here. That was a silly mistake. I should have covered way more than just that. This weekend I finally got around to watching Hayao Miyazaki’s currently, definitely, absolutely final film The Wind Rises. Miyazaki claims this really is the last film he’ll direct and I have reason to believe him this time. You don’t make films like The Wind Rises without it being the full stop at the end of the sentence that makes up your career. Click below and I’ll tell you just how brilliant this film is.

Hehe… wind.

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Movie Review No.97: Arrietty (Kari-gurashi no Arietti)

Did anyone see the new BBC version of the Borrowers over Christmas? I missed it but I did catch a little. It was putrid. Arrietty seemed to be some horrible little mouthy chav girl and it appeared to be that the sole reason for making it was because someone at BBC HQ said “Hey, let’s modernise The Borrowers for no good reason”. Speaking of modernising The Borrowers here’s Arrietty from Studio Ghibli. It’s set in Japan in the space year 2010 and you know what, it doesn’t detract from the original story in the slightest. Click the tiny to read the review.

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