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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.


‘Black Swan’ Movie Review: Dark Descent is ‘En Pointe’

Director Darren Aronofsky’s new film, ‘Black Swan,’ channels the likes of Stanley Kubrick and Roman Polanski at their most psychologically dark and sadistic. Where ‘The Wrestler’ toyed with a sense of redemption, only to have that redemption revoked, Black Swan is much more focused on a hopeless slide into insanity.


Tangled: Why Knot?

Even for Disney, coloring by numbers doesn’t always add up to a good product. But what about in the case of “Tangled” (which was renamed from the original “Rapunzel” into something less outwardly princess-y)?