Tag: mamoruhosoda

Sitges 2021 Review: BELLE

At this stage of his career, I think it's pretty safe to say that Mamoru Hosoda has firmly established himself as one of the best contemporary Japanese animation directors. And he's also no stranger at Sitges, where he has won...

Fantasia 2021 Review: SATOSHI KON, THE ILLUSIONIST

Watching Pascal-Alex Vincent's summation of Kon Satoshi's work and life and untimely death made me more than a little bit sad. Not because the film is a poor tribute or account of one of the leading lights of Japanese filmmaking,...

Vancouver 2018 Review: Hosada Returns with the Mesmerizing MIRAI

Part Alice in Wonderland, part A Christmas Carol, Hosada's latest film is as charming and moving as his other works--and perhaps even more beautifully animated.

10+ Years Later: DONNIE DARKO, the Boy Who Leapt Through Time

[note: the write-up below only takes the theatrical cut of Donnie Darko into consideration. I have not seen the director’s cut nor read Kelley’s The Donnie Darko Book] When Kojima Hideo released Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater in 2004...

Now On Blu-ray: THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME, JUST DESSERTS, GREEN ROOM, And THE WAVE

Time to catch up on a diverse quartet of recent Blu-ray releases that are definitely worth your time. This time around we take a look at Mamoru Hosoda's The Girl Who Leapt Through Time in a deluxe Blu-ray edition from...

Hey Australia! Win A LETTER TO MOMO and THE BOY AND THE BEAST Prize Packs!

To celebrate the Australian release of the excellent anime films A Letter To Momo and The Boy And The Beast on home video, distributor Madman is giving you the chance to win one of FIVE double packs consisting of the films...

Pretty Packaging: THE BOY AND THE BEAST Has A French Release Worth Fighting Over

Hosoda Mamoru has been a shining light in the Japanese animation industry, and never more so than after he left Studio Ghibli over a decade ago. What would normally be considered a career-killing move proved to take him on a...

Imagine 2016: What The Audiences Liked Best

Two weeks ago the Imagine Film Festival ended, and as usual it had provided me with a ridiculously high batting average: every film I saw there was either very good or excellent. It's a testament to the festival's rigorous programming,...

TIFF Kids 2016: The Kids Review THE BOY AND THE BEAST

ScreenAnarchy's tiniest film critics return to cover the TIFF Kids Film Festival, currently running from April 8 - 24th in Toronto, the children's arm of the Toronto International Film Festival group.     Willem (age 13) and Miranda (age 11) watch...

Mamoru Hosada's THE BOY AND THE BEAST Graces Aust And NZ Screens This March

Anime on-screen is always something to celebrate, and with Hosada's latest likened to the works of Miyazaki it is time to get very excited indeed as The Boy And The Beast hits Australian and New Zealand cinemas thanks to Madman...

Marshy's Favourite Asian Movies Of 2015 Part 2

It's that time of year again, when I share a few of my favourite Asian offerings from the back half of 2015. On the whole it has not been the best year for Asian Cinema, with Hong Kong in particular...

Fantastic Fest 2015 Review: THE BOY AND THE BEAST, Hosoda Mamoru's Best Film To Date

If The Boy And The Beast doesn't cast away any doubts that Hosoda Mamoru will become the new king of Japanese animation, I don't know what will. Ever since Miyazaki Hayao stopped making feature films, the world has been eagerly waiting to see...

Fantastic Fest 2015 Day Zero: Canfield Talks Documentaries And Animation With Rooster Teeth's Own Brian Behm

Welcome! Yours truly is in Austin, Texas, getting ready to cover the greatest genre film event in North America: Fantastic Fest 2015. I'll be uploading episodes daily featuring reviews and news. But I'll also be doing tons of interviews. This episode,...

THE BOY AND THE BEAST: Watch The New Teaser For Hosoda's Latest

Summer Wars and The Wolf Children director Hosoda Mamoru will soon be returning to Japanese screens with his latest effort, The Boy And The Beast, and anticipation is running high for the upcoming film.The story is set in the human...

THE BOY AND THE BEAST: Full Trailer For Hosoda Mamoru's Latest

[Updated with English subtitled version.]There is no question about it: Hosoda Mamoru has got a very good chance of becoming the new king of anime. His last three films, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars and The Wolf...

THE BOY AND THE BEAST: Check Out The Teaser For Hosoda's Latest Already

Yesterday, anime director Hosoda Mamoru announced that he is working on a new film, and later that evening he already released a teaser for it. And though it only shows a few snippets here and there, it sure looks like...

THE BOY AND THE BEAST: Next From SUMMER WARS Director Hosoda Mamoru

We are big fans of Hosoda Mamoru's previous films The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars and Wolf Children. At a news conference in Japan today the director announced his next feature, The Boy and the Beast (Bakemono no...

Contest: Win a Prize Pack From Mamoru Hosoda's WOLF CHILDREN!

Here's your chance to win the film that our own Hugo Ozman says "establishes Mamoru Hosoda as a master animator and storyteller in his own right." That's right, we have a Wolf Children prize pack from FUNimation for one lucky...

Vancouver 2013 Dispatch: WOLF CHILDREN, RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS, And MISS VIOLENCE

Between Wolf Children and Summer Wars, Mamoru Hosoda is establishing himself as a gifted anime auteur (with "anime" functioning as a descriptive word, not a qualifier) whose style, visually and thematically, lies somewhere between Ghibli fare and the work of...

Now on Blu-ray: THE WOLF CHILDREN, Hong Kong Release

(Kids: can't live with them, can't abandon them in the forest...) We are big fans of anime writer/director Hosoda Mamoru here and for a good reason. After the man left Studio Ghibli following a big row with Miyazaki Hayao over...