KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE 2-Disc Special Edition DVD Review

     February 10, 2015

Deceptively simple and sweet, Hayao Miyazaki’s Kiki’s Delivery Service has still managed to linger in the hearts of movie lovers, and now it’s finally gotten the proper DVD treatment it deserves from Disney and Studio Ghibli. Kiki, voiced by a …

Hayao Miyazaki’s PONYO Blu-ray Review

     February 6, 2015

It’s hard not to describe Hayao Miyazaki’s films as anything but magical. To be critical (when you’re dealing with a master it’s going to skew positive), one can only compare his best work against his minor work. But then there’s …

Peter Debruge’s Top 10 of 2009

     February 25, 2010

A rough year, you say? Maybe for your 401(k). Hollywood raked it in, enjoying record box office numbers, while the indie and foreign lineup (though spread between fewer companies perhaps) yielded an unprecedented number of treasures. To be honest, I …

Hayao Miyazaki Interview PONYO

     August 12, 2009

If you know the work of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, you don’t need to guess my reaction when Disney offered me an interview with the legendary filmmaker here in Los Angeles last week. As one of Japan’s greatest animation …