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Review: THE RED TURTLE, Gorgeous and Seriously Emotional

Human emotions can be fragile, unpredictable things. However, they can sometimes also be pretty damned predictable. Show someone a kitten and they'll feel an emotional pang. Show a human going through the stages of life from youth to life's logical...

Pretty Packaging: THE RED TURTLE Gets A Glorious French Release

(It almost would end up on my list of "ten things to bring with you if you went to a deserted island"...) It's been a few years already since we got the news that Studio Ghibli was mothballing itself with...

Los Cabos 2014 To Screen BOYHOOD, LIFE ITSELF, WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, And More

The third edition of the Los Cabos film festival looks really, really great. During five days (November 12-16), the festival will be premiering in Mexico Richard Linklater's 12-years-in-the-making-epic, the acclaimed documentary on the late film critic Roger Ebert, the latest...

Review: THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA, Delightful For Children And Adults Alike

Director Takahata Isao's The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is a 10th century Japanese folk story which, despite some minor changes and an added love interest, is followed faithfully here. An old bamboo cutter, Okina is walking in the woods...

Enter To Win This Massive Prize Pack For THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA

Hoo boy. Have we got a giveaway for you! To celebrate the U.S. release of The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya this Friday, October 17th, we have a giveaway to ends all giveaways. Everything in this package is official Ghibli swag...

Fantastic Fest 2014: Awards Go To IT FOLLOWS, THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA, ALLELUIA, And More

Not to wax too nostalgic, but the awards show for Fantastic Fest 2014 is quite a bit different from the first one I attended back in 2006 for the festival's second edition. For one thing, it's much more elaborate. For another,...

Toronto 2014: THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA Gets A New North American Trailer

This upcoming first half of September, the Toronto International Film Festival 2014 will happen again. And one of the many treats there will be The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, the Studio Ghibli film by founder Takahata Isao. As Cameron...

Toronto 2014: Mavericks, Discovery, Kids, Studio Ghibli, And Even More Selections

Let's be honest: many film festivals would be happy to lead with the announcement of the films included in the Mavericks, Discovery, and Kids programs at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. But Toronto is different, intent on maintaining a...

UPDATED: Studio Ghibli Stops Making Films...Temporarily

UPDATE: Since news first broke earlier today, more accurate translations of Suzuki Toshio's comments have now surfaced. The veteran Studio Ghibli producer talked about "big changes in all aspects of our operations" which could include a "short break" by the...

Ghibli Retrospective: GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES

Willem (age 10) and Miranda (now age 9) are spending time with the work of Takahata Isao, for this second Studio Ghibli marathon on the big screen. After having fun with Pom Poko last year, and the more contemplative Only...

Ghibli Retrospective: The Kids Talk ONLY YESTERDAY

TIFF Bell Lightbox is running an another Studio Ghibli retrospective in December and January, which has expanded the number of titles (old and new) from the very successful previous 2012 run in Toronto.This time out, Willem (age 10) and Miranda...

Review: Takahata's THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA (aka THE TALE OF THE BAMBOO CUTTER) Is A Beautifully Evocative Fairy Tale

Studio Ghibli's second feature of the year has arrived with the release of director Takahata Isao's The Tale of Princess Kaguya. Due to a slight delay it arrives roughly three months behind Miyazaki's The Wind Rises, the original plan being...

Studio Ghibli's TALE OF THE BAMBOO CUTTER: Watch The First Trailer For Takahata's Latest Now!

Heads up, fans of famed Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli! The first teaser for studio co-founder Takahata Isao's upcoming feature Kaguya-hime no Monogatari (The Tale Of The Bamboo Cutter) has arrived online! We've known for some time now - thanks...

Takahata's New KAGUYA-HIME NO MONOGATARI Gets A Teaser!

Okaerinasai! That's Japanese for something like "Welcome back!" It took Studio Ghibli's other master animation director Takahata Isao (Grave of the Fireflies, Only Yesterday) a bloody damn while, but after years of absence he is finally returning to the scene....

Studio Ghibli Co-Founder Takahata Isao Returns To The Director's Chair With THE TALE OF THE BAMBOO CUTTER. See The First Poster.

Studio Ghibli co-founder Takahata Isao has been away from the director's chair for quite a long time now. His most recent directing credit is as part of 2003 anthology Winter Days. His most recent feature? 1999 effort My Neighbors The...

Ghibli Retrospective: The Kids Talk POM POKO

ScreenAnarchy is certainly not the youngest of movie websites, and a number of the writing staff have children that are old enough to understand and consume media in a way that is both raw and fresh, but also with the...