My Favorite Animated Scenes: 10-1

10. The Wind Rises (2013)- Running to Naoko The Wind Rises is one of my favorite Hayao Miyazaki films. I won’t say too much about it since I’ve reviewed and analyzed it to death. I couldn’t decide which part of the movie I loved the best until I went back over my review from 2014.  There is oneContinue reading “My Favorite Animated Scenes: 10-1”

My Favorite Animated Scenes, 20-11

It continues! Thanks to everyone who takes the time to read these! I like lists because they help me keep my thoughts straight. 20. Up (2009)- Married Life My first memory of this scene was in theaters, sitting next to my older brother Spencer. We came into the room, laughing and joking about my brother’sContinue reading “My Favorite Animated Scenes, 20-11”

My Favorite Animated Scenes: 40-31

40. Peter Pan (1953)- Captain Hook, Shave and Crocodile Peter Pan has never really garnered that much prestige as a film. The highlight of the movie would have to be the character animation, especially for the side characters like Hook, Smee, Tinkerbell and the Lost Boys. This was actually the last film all of Disney’sContinue reading “My Favorite Animated Scenes: 40-31”

おもひでぽろぽろ(Omoide Poro Poro),Only Yesterday: Review and Self Reflection, 4/4

I think Peter Travers was right when he said, “What we have here is an animation miracle so subtle that it doesn’t fully hit you till you take it home and into your dreams.” The animation miracle he referred to was the movie Only Yesterday (1991).  The plot revolves around Taeko Okajima, a 27- year old office worker leaving for a few weeksContinue reading “おもひでぽろぽろ(Omoide Poro Poro),Only Yesterday: Review and Self Reflection, 4/4”

Thoughts on Human Experience: Revisiting Hayao Miyazaki’s “The Wind Rises”

Who has seen the wind? Neither I nor you: But when the leaves hang trembling, the wind is passing through.- Christina Rossetti, 1830 – 1894 Yesterday, my friend Erica and I watched Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises (2013). For the last five years, it has remained one of my favorites and each time I seeContinue reading “Thoughts on Human Experience: Revisiting Hayao Miyazaki’s “The Wind Rises””