When Marnie Was There (Omoide no Mânî, 2014)

The latest film from Studio Ghibli was directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, who previously directed The Secret World of Arrietty (2010). This one is slightly more reminiscent of the studio’s more offbeat realistic teen dramas such as Only Yesterday, Ocean Waves, or Whisper of … Continue reading

Saturday Matinee: Mad Mission 3: Our Man from Bond Street (Zui jia pai dang 3: Nv huang mi ling, 1984)

Zigging backward in time a bit in my nearly-chronological survey of the Tsui Hark filmography, here’s another one I hadn’t ever seen before and didn’t even know was available on a Region 1 DVD from Anchor Bay. Mad Mission 3 … Continue reading