The specter of the Hiroshima bombing hangs over the World War II anime In This Corner of the World, and yet, the movie easily lures viewers into a specious calm with easy vignettes of ‘40s Japan. Falling into the regularity and mundanity of surviving a seemingly far-off war only serves to make the inevitable more…
The latest in a series of tear-jerking anime movies to make their way over to North American theaters is a coming-of-age story set in 1940s Hiroshima. In This Corner of the World, a tender World War II anime rendered with hand-drawn animation, will open to theaters across the country today.
Netflix is on a bit of an international kick. In the last year, the service has produced nearly 10 foreign language series and movies, and it’s in various stages of development for new Spanish, Indian, and Italian programs. As of last week, Netflix officially boasts more international subscribers than U.S.…
In a flashback scene in Naoko Ogigami’s Close-Knit, a mother named Fumiko comes home to find her child Rintaro, who was assigned male at birth, crying because they wished they had breasts. After taking a moment to process, Fumiko responds, “Of course. After all, you are a girl.” She lovingly tells Rintaro that there…
Not Normal is a short film made using Grand Theft Auto V. Come for the chilling tale of murder on the streets of Los Santos, stay for the absolutely ridiculous visuals possible when LA filmmaker Matt MacDonald gets his hand on a modded version of the game.
What are your favorite anime movies? Spirited Away? Princess Mononoke? My Neighbor Totoro? Eh, I could see that coming. These Studio Ghibli movies are masterpieces. They’re also not the only anime films out there. Crazy, right?
Your Name, already the world’s highest-grossing anime movie ever at the box office, is rolling out in U.S. theaters on April 7. It’s an instant classic that deserves a place next to Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke in the roster of anime masterpieces with mainstream appeal. Not many anime films have challenged…
Jackie Chan is an international action star. Famously, Chan does his own stunts. And the man has the broken bones to prove it.
Joe Carnahan, the writer currently attached to a film adaptation of Uncharted, just finished the most current draft of its screenplay according to a recent post he made on Instagram.
It’s been a tough year for some of us, but its been a fantastic year for film. These incredible dramas, musicals, documentaries, and sci-fi thrillers will help you forget this year’s struggles so you can look ahead. These are the best movies of 2016.
This should end well.
Starved Studio Ghibli fans now have something new to look forward to. Yesterday, Ghibli veterans, under the auspices of Studio Ponoc, released a trailer for a fantastical, Ghibliesque movie called Mary and the Witch’s Flower, slated for Summer, 2017.
This is Ryunosuke Kamiki. Besides being a terrific actor, he’s also excellent at live-action versions of anime and manga characters.
Well, this looks very good.
Suburban dirtballs of the 1980s are a lost culture, worthy of academic study, that disappeared abruptly, leaving mysterious artifacts for future generations to work over. Think of them as, say, the ancient Mayans, only with mullets.
Movie CG gets better every year, and that’s bad news for the blockbusters of yesteryear which have a tendency to age really, really poorly.
Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece Seven Samurai is over sixty years old. Film prints have become worse for the wear, which is why movie studio Toho is going back and restoring the picture in 4K, making it more beautiful than ever.
American McGee’s Alice is easily one of my favorite twisted re-imaginings of classic literature, so when I saw there was a Kickstarter for Alice short films, I pitched in without a second thought. However, even with my nostalgia turned up high, the final products are a mixed bag to say the least.