Hiyao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away Midnights This Weekend (and Saturday Morning) at The Tivoli

“Once you do something, you never forget. Even if you can’t remember.“ Hiyao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away screens this Friday and Saturday nights (September 20th and 21st) at midnight at the Tivoli ...

Exclusive Interview: Anime Auteur Makoto Shinkai Talks Weathering With You

Whether it’s because of humility or out of respect, anime auteur Makoto Shinkai scoffs at the idea of being called the next Hayao Miyazaki. But some facts cannot be ignored. His previous film, Your ...

Japan’s ‘Weathering With You’ Set for China Theatrical Release

Japan’s ‘Weathering With You’ Set for China Theatrical Release “Weathering With You,” the hit Japanese animation directed by Makoto Shinkai, is set for a theatrical release in mainland Chinese theaters. Chinese state media reported on Monday that the film had ...

NYC Weekend Watch: Satoshi Kon, Piotr Szulkin, ‘The Big Combo’ & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. ...

Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Your Name’ Follow-Up Is Japan’s First Anime Oscar Entry in Over 20 Years

Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Your Name’ Follow-Up Is Japan’s First Anime Oscar Entry in Over 20 Years Japan has officially named Makoto Shinkai’s “Weathering With You” its 2020 Oscar entry in the Best International Film category, which is the new name being given to the Best Foreign Language Film ...

NYC Weekend Watch: Movies in the Age of Reagan, Shaw Sisters, ‘Brainstorm’ & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. ...

Miyazaki’s ‘Spirited Away’ Gets Collector’s Edition Blu-ray in November

Shout! Factory and Gkids are following up their recent Princess Mononoke Collector's Edition Blu-ray release with a similar Collector's Edition package for Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away. This ...

Animation Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki to be Honored with 2019 Sklar Creative Visionary Award

Animation Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki to be Honored with 2019 Sklar Creative Visionary Award “Spirited Away” creator and Academy Award winner, Hayao Miyazaki will be honored with the Sklar Creative Visionary Award at this year’s annual Ryman Arts dinner and program. Born in Tokyo, Japan, the ...

‘Spirited Away’ Special Collector’s Edition Will Be Available For a Limited Time This November

‘Spirited Away’ Special Collector’s Edition Will Be Available For a Limited Time This November If, like me, you have watched your DVD copy of Spirited Away so much that the disc is scratched to the point of being unwatchable, you’re in luck. Hayao Miyazaki‘s Oscar-winning animated classis is ...

Spirited Away Gets the Deluxe Limited Collector's Edition Treatment in November

Studio Ghibli and Gkids, with distribution by Shout! Factory, will issue Spirited Away in a beautiful collector's edition release on November 12, 2019. The limited-edition set comes housed in an ...

The Best of Movie Poster of the Day: Part 21

Above: Chinese poster for Spirited Away; artist: Zao Dao.The most popular poster to date on my Movie Poster of the Day Instagram, by a dragon’s length, with more than double the amount of likes of its ...

‘The Wonderland’ Review: Dir. Keiichi Hara (2019) [Fantasia 2019]

Image provided by Fantasia Festival Keiichi Hara has a very impressive resume, with his previous three animated features being a delightful mix. Summer Days with Coo, Colourful, and Miss Hokusai all ...

Fantasia 2019: ‘The Wonderland’ Review

Features the voices of: Mayu Matsuoka, Anne Watanabe, Kumiko Asô, Nao Tôyama, Keiji Fujiwara, Akiko Yajima, Masachika Ichimura | Written by Miho Maruo | Directed by Keiichi Hara Outside of literally ...

China’s Enlight Projects at Least 95% Fall in Net Profit in First Half of 2019

Beijing-based Enlight Media, one of China’s most prominent production companies, said Monday it expects a steep decrease in net profits of up to 96% in the first half of the year compared to the same ...

China Box Office: ‘White Storm 2’ Dominates as ‘Spider-Man’ Loses Grip

China Box Office: ‘White Storm 2’ Dominates as ‘Spider-Man’ Loses Grip The Andy Lau- and Louis Koo-starring Hong Kong action film “White Storm 2: The Drug Lords” was the third highest grossing film in the world this weekend thanks to a strong $62.4 million China opening. ...

Chinese box office down 2.7% in first half of 2019 as market woes start to bite

Chinese box office down 2.7% in first half of 2019 as market woes start to bite Local productions were hit hardest, grossing a combined $2.15bn (RMB14.8bn), for a 47.5% market share. China’s box office decreased by 2.7% to $4.5bn (RMB31.17bn) in the first half of 2019, according ...

China Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Nets $97 Million Debut

China Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Nets $97 Million Debut “Spider-Man: Far From Home” swung into the China box office with a $97.2 million opening weekend, according to data from consultancy Artisan Gateway — the fourth best debut of all time for a superhero ...

Friday One Sheet: Spirited Away in China

In light of most of Canada being on holiday this weekend, and America to follow shortly thereafter, today's column will be about a Chinese release of a Japanese film.  Nearly 20 years after its ...

‘Toy Story 4’ Defeated at the Chinese Box Office By the Theatrical Debut of ‘Spirited Away’

It’s very rare for a film, animated or otherwise, to hold a candle to Pixar at the box office. But when you throw in a classic work by Hayao Miyazaki, it’s a different kind of contest. Pixar latest ...

Water Cooler: Midsommar, Yesterday, Child’s Play, Toy Story 4, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Dead to Me, Awake, New Coke, Spirited Away, The Perfection, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Water Cooler: Midsommar, Yesterday, Child’s Play, Toy Story 4, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Dead to Me, Awake, New Coke, Spirited Away, The Perfection, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite On the June 25, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writers ...

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