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Mar 3 2017

My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie De Courgette)

** This review reflects the original French language version, which will play at Landmark’s E Street Cinema in DC during the evening performances; matinees will feature the English-dubbed version. ** What a joyful celebration of life My Life as a Zucchini (original French title: Ma vie De Courgette) is,  being a film extolling the resilient […]
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Apr 8 2016

April and the Extraordinary World (Avril et le Monde truqué)

Avril et le Monde truqué, known to us as April and the Extraordinary World, would probably be better described by its original translated title, April and the Twisted World. I’d like to think the use of Extraordinary instead of Twisted is a nod to its alternate timeline of human history, but Twisted must have been […]
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Sep 2 2015

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

I’ve wrestled with this one for two weeks, and it’s late in coming. How do you take on a film that combines the best of Kahlil Gibran’s classic literary work “The Prophet,” stunning animation, and a very similar story to that of Jesus Christ? This is how I perceived Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, a new […]
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Jan 30 2015

Song of the Sea

What is Song of the Sea about? Is it a children’s tale of adventure and excitement rooted in Celtic folklore? Or is it a metaphor for how we deal with a mother dying in childbirth? Maybe it’s about finding one’s purpose in life. Better yet, it’s about the bond between a young boy who resents […]
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Nov 3 2014

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

(Please note: this review is of the Japanese-language version, not the newly-dubbed English version.) There’s something ethereally special about Isao Takahata’s The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. Although devoid of the polished, finished animation that Studio Ghibli’s productions – My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, and From Up On Poppy Hill among them – the dreamlike […]
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