Princess Mononoke/もののけ姫 (1997)

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Apr 262012


Princess Mononoke is the tenth feature film produced and released by the Japanese Animation studio, Studo Ghibli (スタジオジブリ), and the seventh film directed by Hayao Miyzaki. It took Miyazaki over sixteen years to fully develop the story; and at the time it was the most expensive anime ever produced. It currently sits at #98 on the IMDB Top 250 films, and at 94% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Check out our review of the fourth film in our Miyazaki Month, Princess Mononoke after the jump!

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Spirited Away/千と千尋の神隠し (2001)

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Apr 122012


Spirited Away is the third film in our ‘Miyazaki Month’. Released in 2001, it went on to win the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, and also the 2002 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. It remains Japan’s most successful film, taking in over US$274 million worldwide. The film currently sits at number 45 on the IMDB Top 250, and is rated 97% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

This review has kindly been written by media student and blogger Ruth Richards. Be sure to check out her other great writing over on her blog. Thanks Ruth!

Check out Ruth’s guest review of Spirited Away/千と千尋の神隠し after the jump!

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My Neighbour Totoro/となりのトトロ (1988)

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Apr 042012


This review of My Neighbour Totoro has been kindly written by Sydney screenwriter and film critic, Chris Elena. Please check out his great blog for more of his work.
Thanks Chris!

My Neighbour Totoro is the 2nd film in our Miyazaki Month, and my (Sam’s) personal favourite. It is the third film released by Studio Ghibli and also the third film directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It currently sits at 90% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, and is currently at #170 on the IMDB Top 250 movies list.

Check out Chris’s review after the jump!

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Castle in the Sky/天空の城ラピュタ (1986)

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Apr 012012


A mythical floating city, a girl who falls from the sky, and a chase to rival any modern-day Hollywood film. Check out our thoughts on Castle in the Sky – Hayao Miyazaki’s third film, and the first in our “Miyazaki Month” after the jump.

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