Is Ghibli Magic Replicable? – Mary and the Witch’s Flower Review

Attention: This review contains analysis and therefore spoilers. 

Is Ghibli magic? Those two word arrive together more often than not and the pairing is rarely disputed. Is magic replicable? Mary and the Witch’s Flower, the new release from Studio Ponoc seeks to expand the magic beyond the walls of the venerable studio. Unfortunately, while the beauty of the imagery, and its close approximation to Ghibli’s style, cannot be denied, it takes more than beauty to make magic.  Continue reading

Diversity Universe – Friendly Invaders from Another Totality Show Us What We’ve Missed

You have to admire the diligence of some dimensional travelers. It seems that activists from another, fairer, universe have invaded London and brought with them some pop culture proof of other worlds. The movie and television posters which appeared throughout Brixton, London posit that things don’t always have to be what they have been and maybe they never were that at all. Continue reading