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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli Films

 Overall thoughts after finishing all of the Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli films.  Generally pretty good movies, if a bit light on content.  These are intentionally slow, ponderous films.  Grave of the Fireflies was a standout as an excellent and depressing film.  At the other end of the spectrum, I found the non-fantasy coming-of-age type films pretty boring and mostly pointless.  Porco Rosso and Pom Poko were mostly just weird.

Friday, January 1, 2021

Monday, November 30, 2020

Writer's Guild of America Top 101

 Here are the seven movies on the Writer's Guild of America top 101 movies list that I haven't watched before:

8 1/2 (1963):  A movie about making a movie.  Not my cup of tea.

Adaptation (2002): A movie about writing a movie.  Interesting to watch, but also not really my cup of tea.

Being John Malkovich (1999):  Such a weird, weird movie.

Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989): I still don't get why anybody likes Woody Allen movies.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004): Not really my cup of tea, but certainly an interesting movie.

Memento (2000): I see why this is considered well written.  It certainly wouldn't be easy to construct.

Sweet Smell of Success (1957):  Not a fan.