I defend this movie against total straight washing. Also I’m not listing the articles or tweets or anything else I’ve read about this movie because I already will probably write this more dramatically than I intend to and don’t proclaim that I disagree with these people’s interpretations. It’s just that what I’ve written here is … Continue reading BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY: I AM CONFUSED?
I am sorry if my profile is trash (like me). Nothing super exciting really… but now that I’m 18 I’ve been busy enrolling to vote, googling how much more my part-time job’s pay will increase and have also set up my own PayPal account! I figured then that I may as well also set up … Continue reading AN ANOUNCEMENT: I NOW HAVE KO-FI!
Watching anything refugee related will always be hard. Honestly, I don’t really have much to say about 4.1 Miles… It’s just so real, and very raw… This short film follows the commander of the small Greek island Lesbos’ Coast Guard ship that is charged with saving the lives of thousands of refugees. And it’s hard … Continue reading 4.1 MILES: IT WOULD HAVE BEEN EASIER TO RIP OUT MY HEART
“In the poverty-stricken favelas of Rio de Janeiro in the 1970s, two young men choose different paths. Rocket (Alexandre Rodrigues) is a budding photographer who documents the increasing drug-related violence of his neighbourhood. José ‘Zé’ Pequeno (Leandro Firmino da Hora) is an ambitious drug dealer who uses Rocket and his photos as a way to … Continue reading CITY OF GOD: DIFFICULT TO WATCH, BUT IMPOSSIBLE TO LOOK AWAY FROM
“It’s okay to cry. Just know that I love you forever.” - Marnie, When Marnie Was There Howl’s Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, Ponyo, Kiki’s Delivery Service. Bam. Done. Day 1: First Ghibli Film Day 2: How You Discovered Ghibli Films Day 3: Favourite Ghibli World Day 4: A Lesson Day 5: Favourite Quote Day 6: … Continue reading GHIBLI CHALLENGE DAY 28: TOP 4 MOVIES
“It must be great to know what you want to do. I’ve got no idea at all. I just go from one day to the next.” - Shizuku, Whipser of the Heart Hmm tough one… I’ll say the aunty from Grave of the Fireflies. She’s a bit too mean for my liking. I get her … Continue reading GHIBLI CHALLENGE DAY 18: LEAST FAVOURITE CHARACTER
“One thing you can always count on is that the heart changes.” - Prince, Howl’s Moving Castle Howl’s Moving Castle without a doubt (and here you thought you might make one more day without me mentioning that movie). They’re a diverse group of ages, backgrounds, personal issues and strengths that together form a loving, memorable … Continue reading GHIBLI CHALLENGE DAY 10: FAVOURITE CAST
“I understand. You'll live in the forest, and I'll help rebuild Irontown.” - Ashitaka, Princess Mononoke Ashitaka. Before I watched Princess Mononoke I was expecting a more traditionally ‘masculine’ male protagonist. But I was so happy and glad when he was actually the more level-headed, emotionally mature and encouraging of talking and understand others before … Continue reading GHIBLI CHALLENGE DAY 9: FAVOURITE MAIN MALE CHARACTER
“You cannot alter your fate. However, you can rise to meet it.” - San, Princess Mononoke Hmm… it’s a toss up between San and Sophie. But Sophie is an answer saved for later so I’ll go with San! She’s determined, passionate, strong and fights for what she believes in and for her home. Day 1: … Continue reading GHIBLI CHALLENGE DAY 8: FAVOURITE MAIN FEMALE CHARACTER
“Once you've met someone you never really forget them.” - Yubaba, Spirited Away I love songs like Therru’s song, that Spirited Away one… But Merry-Go-Round of life is so, so pretty. Day 1: First Ghibli Film Day 2: How You Discovered Ghibli Films Day 3: Favourite Ghibli World Day 4: A Lesson Day 5: Favourite … Continue reading GHIBLI CHALLENGE DAY 7: FAVOURITE GHIBLI SONG