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Studio Ghibli: In a league of their own

For those disillusioned with the monotony of today’s viewing culture, dominated largely by the likes of binge-viewing, reality television, and seemingly endless murder documentaries, I bring good news. Netflix announced last month that they are going to stream 31 animated films from Studio Ghibli to an international audience, bringing a different breed of entertainment to […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2018: Mary and the Witch’s Flower, Let the Sunshine In, The Breadwinner, You Me and Him

Mary and The Witches Flower  ★★★☆☆ No one loves retirement quite like Hayao Miyazaki. The renowned Japanese animator-director has thrice announced the end of his career, following the releases of his films Princess Mononoke (1997), Spirited Away (2001) and The Wind Rises (2013). Predictably, his latest ‘retirement’ hasn’t stuck either – he’s been at work […]

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The Red Turtle

The Red Turtle tells the tale of a nameless castaway and his relationship with the titular turtle, who repeatedly frustrates his plans to escape his desert island. And that’s all you need to know – to say much more in the way of plot would be to spoil this dreamlike tale of remorse and man’s […]