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千と千尋の神隠し (Spirited Away)

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Release Date: July 20, 2001
Rating: ★★★★★ ♕
Review:

After several very fine films, like ‘My Neighbor Totoro‘ (1988) and ‘Princess Mononoke’ (1997), Miyazaki tops himself with his masterpiece ‘Spirited Away’. 429 more words

★★★★★ ♕

山水情 (Feeling from Mountain and Water)

Director: Te Wei
Release Date: 1988
Rating: ★★★★★ ♕
Review:

After a hiatus of 25 years, China’s pioneering star animator Te Wei returns with this powerful  and serene film, which is probably the most Chinese film ever made. 213 more words

★★★★★ ♕

33rd Hong Kong Film Awards 第33屆香港電影金像獎 (2014)

Here we have fresh from the oven, the winners of the 33rd Hong Kong Film Awards! 2014 is indeed a great year for Wong Kar Wai…brace yourselves from… 226 more words

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となりのトトロ (My Neighbor Totoro)

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Release Date: April 16, 1988
Rating: ★★★★★ ♕
Review:

Set in the early post-war period, ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ is the sister film to ‘ 346 more words

★★★★★ ♕

火垂るの墓 (Grave of the Fireflies)

Director: Isao Takahata
Release Date: April 16, 1988
Rating: ★★★★★ ♕
Review:

Based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Akiyuki Nosaka, ‘Grave of the Fireflies’ is a strong, emotional and immensely sad film.  477 more words

★★★★★ ♕

アキラ (Akira)

Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
Release Date: July 16, 1988
Rating: ★★★★★ ♕
Review:

In 2019, 31 years after World War III, which destroyed the old town completely, Neo-Tokyo is even bigger and more urbanized than the old one. 395 more words

★★★★★ ♕

天空の城ラピュタ (Laputa: Castle in the Sky)

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Release Date: August 2, 1986
Rating: ★★★★
Review:

Drawing inspiration from Jonathan Swift’s ‘Gulliver’s Travels’, ‘Laputa, Castle in the Sky’ takes Miyazaki’s love for flying machines to the max, introducing a humongous flying island. 327 more words

★★★★