limey_miley

i deleted ig off my phone, think letterboxd should be next

Favorite films

  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • The Battle of Algiers
  • Barbie of Swan Lake
  • Shoplifters

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  • On Your Mark

    ★½

  • La Chinoise

    ★★★

  • Howl's Moving Castle

    ★★★½

  • The Secret World of Arrietty

    ★★★★

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  • On Your Mark

    On Your Mark

    ★½

    i mean, props to the animators as always - but this music video felt a bit too commercial.

    i could only recognise it was ghibli from the artstyle but the storyline and the weird tech world with the army or police or whatever it was saving this woman with wings? nah, not a vibe. think the one thing that is too often overlooked with ghibli films is how so many of them have women/girls as leads, and not in a…

  • La Chinoise

    La Chinoise

    ★★★

    like all things that are about based subjects, events, this film was a lil' hard to sus on where it actually stood.

    most times i felt this film was trying to be too clever - it wasn't the arty styles godard uses - that i can allow and somewhat enjoyed - it was more the pretentious theoretical discussions and, okay, the odd bouts of pretentious editing.

    is it satire? perhaps, probably, yes. but does that mean we cannot learn summat…

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  • The Edge of Seventeen

    The Edge of Seventeen

    what a waste. so egocentric. can this kid stfu. best moment was when the film ended cos i didn't have to hear that character anymore.

  • Howl's Moving Castle

    Howl's Moving Castle

    ★★★½

    once again the animation is class - how they manage to blend the 3D effects of the castle to show its monstrous being, the fields of flowers, howl's room, how sophie's face transitions from old to young: it's incredible, seamless.

    a hard to follow film but that's the beauty of what i can only assume to be japanese storytelling. It's more on the themes than following a straight plot. Beautiful themes once again on the destruction of war, on ego,…