Tag: susumuterajima

Ard's Dozen Of Musings About 2015

While I saw more films in 2015 than I had in 2014, I can almost use the same text here that I wrote for my "dozen of musings" article of last year. For again I have a big backlog of...

Hey Australia! Don't Miss Madman's Massive October Giveaway!

To celebrate the release of When Marnie Was There on home video this month, Madman is giving you the chance to win one of five Studio Ghibli Blu-ray and DVD prize packs. Each pack consists of these five films: - When...

Review: WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE, A Melancholy Animated Mystery

Studio Ghibli and its catalogue of extraordinary animated films has been built on the back of two men: the creator of its most beloved characters and star of the studio, Miyazaki Hayao and the often over-looked, but no less talented,...

TIFF Kids Talk Film: WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE

ScreenAnarchy's tiniest film reviewers continue their coverage of TIFF Kids Film Festival, currently wrapping up at Toronto's Lightbox Cinema. Willem (age 12) and Miranda (age 10) break down this 'new era' of Studio Ghibli film now that Miyazaki and Takahata have...

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...

Stunt Man Takes The Lead IN THE HERO

Ah, the lowly suit actor ... a somewhat uniquely Japanese phenomenon, the name reserved for the action performers whose faces will never be seen on screen despite years put in making others look good. They're the guys inside the hero...

Watch An Extended Trailer For Studio Ghibli's WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE

Studio Ghibli have been winning praise for The Secret World Of Arrietty director Yonebayashi Hiromasa's adaptation of Joan G. Robinson's children's novel When Marnie Was There and with the film freshly on Japanese screens a new extended trailer has arrived...

WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE: Watch The Trailer For Ghibli's Latest!

The Secret World Of Arrietty director Yonebayashi Hiromasa returns to Japanese screens in July with his Studio Ghibli produced adaptation of Joan G. Robinson's children's novel When Marnie Was There and with the release rapidly approaching the first trailer has...

WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE: Studio Ghibli's 2014 Film Will Be Adaptation Of Children's Novel

Japanese film distributor TOHO unveiled its 2014 slate and announced that the next Studio Ghibli film will be an adaptation of Joan G. Robinson's children's novel When Marnie Was There (Omoide no Marnie). This English-language book holds a special place...

Review: KOFUKU NO KANE (Personal Favorites #20)

Kofuku no Kane is what happens when three of my favorite Japanese film people get together to make film. It's the highpoint in the oeuvre of director Hiroyuki Tanaka (Usagi Drop, Monday, Kanikosen), which wasn't shy of good films to...

HOLE IN THE SKY (Forgotten Gems) Review

The first few years of the new millennium formed the high days for modern Japanese dramas. Kumakiri's Hole In The Sky is one of the forgotten and often overlooked gems of that era. To be fair though, this doesn't surprise...