A beautiful film that creates its own world of spirits after Chihiro's parents foolishly explore an abandoned amusement park that happens to house a number of spirits and get turned into pigs. Can Chihiro save them?
It's all about finding yourself in the world and moving from childhood to adulthood, though is obviously buried under a whole weight of fascinating characters and mysticism. It's completely charming throughout, but for me personally, it doesn't quite hit the heights of Princess Mononoke or Howl's Moving Castle.
Let me preface this review by saying that it is in no way a five star film. It's a five star film in the same way that The Other Guys, reviewed by Peter Bradshaw in the Guardian, is not a five star film. But sometimes you watch a movie and can't stop smiling. It entertains. It has you sitting back and going, "Yeah, why can't all films be like this?" And that's what The Guest did to me. Sure, it…
In the style of Matt, because why not. Saw this with my cinema card and also cos the poster looks damn cool. Look at it. Like some seventies sepia stuff and I'm always down for that. Opens on Gyllenhaal thin as hell. Hair slicked back like some creepy dude. No money but clearly owns a comb. Does bad shit with this grin. Freaked me out a bit but whatever, it's cool.
He drives this shitty car all over the place,…