Creations of Chaos: The Tale of Princess Kaguya

In this edition of Creations of Chaos, director Isao Takahata once again ends a film with crushing despair. It’s the story about a Princess who wants to be a peasant, … Continue reading Creations of Chaos: The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Creations of Chaos: The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

On this edition of Creations of Chaos, it’s the film that shows all of the ins and outs of Studio Ghibli. It’s the documentary, The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness.

Creations of Chaos: Pom Poko

On this edition of Creations of Chaos, it’s Studio Ghibli’s lesser known nature vs. humans film, where parades and testicles are dangerous weapons… it’s Pom Poko.

Creations of Chaos: My Neighbors the Yamadas

  In this edition of Creations of Chaos, the film up for discussion is My Neighbors The Yamadas.  Don’t you mean My Neighbor Totoro? No. Are you sure this is … Continue reading Creations of Chaos: My Neighbors the Yamadas

Trailer Time – The Red Turtle

With the retirement of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, the future of Studio Ghibli has been questionable with no young talent to pick up the slack. The answer may lie … Continue reading Trailer Time – The Red Turtle

Creations of Chaos: Only Yesterday

No dragons, no talking cats, and no soot sprites, just a young woman and her childhood memories. I have never loved the non-fantasy Studio Ghibli films as much as I … Continue reading Creations of Chaos: Only Yesterday

Free Spirit: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Any film from Studio Ghibli is a treat. The Japanese anime house has put out some great movies over the years, including Hayao Miyazake’s films Princess Mononoke (1997), Spirited Away (2001), and Howl’s Moving Castle … Continue reading Free Spirit: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

This Cartoon Is Trying To Break Your Heart: Grave of the Fireflies

A hard-hitting, harrowing and realistic portrayal of a young brother and sister suffering the ravages of Japan’s losing World War II ordeal. A film that Roger Ebert calls one of … Continue reading This Cartoon Is Trying To Break Your Heart: Grave of the Fireflies