Watched this for an upcoming discussion at A Good Story is Hard to Find podcast.
These are my comments after watching it back in 2005:
If you told me I would watch a Chinese kung fu movie and come out raving about how good it was, I would have said that you were raving. I really hated Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Hero is simply in another class. Everything is presented with such simplicity even when it turns out to have…
I enjoyed Interstellar but it seemed rather unfocused as if Nolan had so many related ideas to cram into the story that he couldn't choose one way to go. I feel as if this would have benefited from the treatment given to Inception's script: left in a bedstand drawer for 10 years, occasionally pulled and rewritten.
Overall, Nolan is still looking at the themes we have seen in his other original movies like Memento and Inception: why do we choose…
19-year-old Sophie has resigned herself to a drab life in her family's hat shop ... until she is cursed by an evil witch to have an 90-year-old body. She leaves home and goes searching for a way to break the spell. In the countryside she comes upon Howl's strange moving castle which walks about on large chicken legs.
Howl is the young wizard who owns the castle and Sophie soon becomes part of the household as the housekeeper. As she…