The 10 Best Studio Ghibli Films Not Directed By Hayao Miyazaki

grave of the fireflies

Fears about the closure of the highly respected anime house, Studio Ghibli, began a year ago with Hayao Miyazaki’s confirmation of a rumor scattered at Venice Film Festival about his retirement. Recently—as the celebrations and controversies about Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises (2013) simmered, and after the premier of Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s When Marnie Was There (2014)—Toshio […]

15 Essential Films For An Introduction To The New French Extremity


Controversy about New French Extremity rises from the term itself. Coined by critic James Quandt as a rather pejorative term to recall a series of French transgressive films developed under the turn of the 21st century, it is discussed whether it stands as a genre or not. While the recent decrease of the discussion does not mean […]