Mood Indigo (L’écume des jours, 2013)

Michel Gondry has had a very odd, uncategorizable career. He’s perhaps best known for his hand-crafted lo-fi design sense that feeds into or grows out of a playful, surrealist perspective on the world, although he’s also capable of more straightforward … Continue reading

The Tale of Princess Kaguya (Kaguyahime no monogatari, 2013)

The Tale of Princess Kaguya is the latest and purportedly last film from Studio Ghibli co-founder, Isao Takahata. (We’ll see if Takahata is better at following through on his retirement announcement than his partner Hayao Miyazaki has been.) The source … Continue reading

Patema Inverted (Sakasama no Patema, 2013)

Patema Inverted is a science fiction anime, and it’s a difficult movie to talk about without spoilers. I’ll try to be careful, but if you’re allergic to spoilers, beware. I saw this as part of the Seattle International Film Festival, … Continue reading