Author: Ken Coffelt

The Secret World of Arrietty Bears Mark of Miyazaki

Movie Review, The Secret World of Arrietty

It’s a sad fact that one day, we will live in a world without Hayao Miyazaki actively making movies. What we have in The Secret World of Arrietty is perhaps the next best thing to a film directed by Miyazaki. It’s a film written by Miyazaki and to some extent “planned” by him.


Subjects Shine in ‘Kings of Pastry’

‘Kings of Pastry’ is a documentary that focuses on several pastry chefs who yearn for and compete for the Meilleur Ouvrier de France in the category of Pastry-making, an elite tradesperson award in France. Despite some clunkiness, on the whole it’s a jewel.