disneydreamdiary 2.0 has written 2 reviews for films during 2017.

  • Sea Prince and the Fire Child

    Sea Prince and the Fire Child

    Really one of the unsung masterpieces of 20th century surrealism, Masami Hata's second film with Sanrio retells Romeo & Juliet using only paint and symbols, and could have forgone dialogue altogether as its beautiful orchestral score delivers all auditory storytelling needed. Had it only lost 15 or so minutes to the cutting room floor, Sirius no Densetsu would doubtlessly rival Tonari no Totoro and Tenshi no Tamago on a list of gorgeously animated dreams.

  • The Night of the Hunter

    The Night of the Hunter

    A very hard 9/10 up until the last act, when it should have veered further into German expressionism and fairy tale instead of resting in the banal bosom of true religion.