• Isolated Beauty: The Red Turtle Review

    July 28, 2022 by

    Next in my Studio Ghibli retrospective, I look at The Red Turtle. Probably the first point to address in reviewing The Red Turtle (2016) is “Does this really count as a Ghibli movie?” My answer: Yes, to me it counts. The movie was co-produced by Studio Ghibli and as such is part of the studio’s… Read more

  • The Substitute: Not One Less Review

    June 30, 2022 by

    The next installment in my Zhang Yimou retrospective is Not One Less. Following Shanghai Triad and his split from Gong Li, Zhang Yimou made a comedy called Keep Cool (1997). This movie does not appear to be available anywhere with English subtitles, however, so I have to skip over it in this retrospective. (If I… Read more

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