Japanese-language films

Belle Interview with Mamoru Hosoda

Picture: GKIDS When we meet the main character in the visionary Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda’s new animated film Belle, she rides on the head of a humpback whale floating through the air. The whale’s body is equipped with a series of jewelery-like speakers that blow … Read More

Why does the instructor love disaster?

Roland Emmerich speaks at the 15th Zurich Film Festival on September 29, 2019 in Zurich, SwitzerlandPhoto: Andreas Rentz (Getty Images) Earth may have no greater opponent than instructor Roland Emmerich. The man seems determined to do so destroy the planet, or at least watch it … Read More

What does the animator mean to you?

Princess Mononoke was the first Miyazaki movie I saw. Picture: Studio Ghibli I will never forget the first time I saw and Hayao Miyazaki film. I went to college and this new animated film was called Princess Mononoke came to the cinema. The trailers looked … Read More

Godzilla’s return and more

This vinyl figure of Godzilla around 1954 may become yours.Picture: Mondo / Toho November 3, 1954, Godzilla changed the face of the film forever. Now, fans everywhere celebrate Godzilla’s birthday every November 3 and the team at Mondo joins forces with Toho to call in … Read More