CASTLE IN THE SKY is a great film but I not as superlative as some other works from STUDIO GHIBILI. The thing that is most striking about this film is how epic it is in the amount of screen-time it has. This could have been a season of a television show but they manage to cram all of that story into one film without it feeling very rushed. If you're already a Miyazaki fan then you should, obviously, see this but if you're new to his work I wouldn't start here.
I didn't think Studio Ghibli films could be more adorable than PONYO but I was wrong. TOTORO wasn't nearly as dark as some of Miyazaki's other works but still dealt with a lot of the environmental and family themes that he likes to address. It was funny, beautiful and absolutely ADORABLE! I want to own this on Blu-Ray and watch it many times over. Also, I want to ride in a cat-bus and fly through the air on TOTORO's big belly. Is that too much to ask?
Mr. S. owes be big time for subjecting me to this pompous piece of shit. Naked babies on swings peeing into pools? Check! Un-related totally random visuals? Check! Total lack of plot? Check!
This is a movie that people say they love to make themselves feel smart. If anyone ever tells you this is one of their favorite films they are a pretentious ass-hat who doesn't deserve your friendship. For the love of all that is holy, never watch this film. Ever.
This is my favorite movie of all time. I don't think it's the best film in the world, it's just my favorite. I discovered it when I was in 5th grade after seeing the trailer before watching NOTHING BUT TROUBLE. I rented it every weekend for months and I can recite almost every line.
I adore ALBERT BROOKS and this is my favorite of the films he wrote and directed. It's just a quirky little romantic comedy with the twist of the after-life setting.