Ranking the 10 Films from Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli


Up until just a few months ago, I had never seen a single film from director Hayao Miyazaki. It was something I’ve been wanting to do for a while and just recently, there were many different events around New York offering a chance to see all of his films on the big screen. Unfortunately, I missed out on my chance to see his very first film, “Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro,” but I at least got to see all 10 of his films under Studio Ghibli. A heads up right up front: I love all of these films, so ranking them was no easy task. That being said, let’s get to it!

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NYFF55 Reviews: “Call Me By Your Name,” “Lady Bird,” “Wonderstruck,” “Blade Runner 2049”


Time to continue on with the NYFF reviews! Got to revisit a couple of my favorite films of the year with Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me By Your Name” and Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird.” I’ll also be reviewing Todd Haynes’s “Wonderstruck” while also delving into this weekend’s new release from Denis Villeneuve, “Blade Runner 2049.” Ready to go!

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NYFF55 Reviews: “Last Flag Flying,” “The Square”


Right back into another film festival! The 55th New York Film Festival has begun and I’m going to be covering a few of the films playing, including revisiting some of my favorites that I already saw at TIFF! I’ve already gotten a chance to see Richard Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying” and Ruben Östlund’s “The Square so let’s get these reviews started!

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Movie Reviews: “IT,” “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” “The Lego Ninjago Movie,” “Stronger”


Now that I’ve finished covering TIFF, now time for me to get back into the latest releases in theaters right now. Today, I’m going to review the three new releases that came out this past weekend as well as the big movie that opened a couple weeks ago that I missed out on due to the festival. Those films are Andy Muschietti’s “IT,” Matthew Vaughn’s “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher, and Bob Logan’s “The Lego Ninjago Movie,” and David Gordon Green’s “Stronger.” Let’s get to it!

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TIFF 2017 Day 10: “Darkest Hour,” “Lean On Pete,” “I, Tonya,” “Hostiles,” “Vampire Clay”


Busy, busy, busy day today on the 10th day of the festival. I got five more films into my lineup including Joe Wright’s “Darkest Hour,” Andrew Haigh’s “Lean On Pete,” Craig Gillespie’s “I, Tonya,” Scott Cooper’s “Hostiles,” and Sôichi Umezawa’s “Vampire Clay.” Let’s jump right in!

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