From up on Poppy Hill (Kokuriko-zaka kara, 2011)

I haven’t seen Goro Miyazaki’s first film, Tales from Earthsea (2006), which was widely criticized for not being as good as the work of his famous father, Hayao. Those are some pretty tough footsteps to follow in! My first impression … Continue reading

Chicken with Plums (Poulet aux prunes, 2011)

This is the second film from Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud. The first, Persepolis (2007), was an animated film based on Satrapi’s graphic novel memoir about growing up in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution. Chicken with Plums is again set … Continue reading