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Seoul Station

I remember being quite interested in watching this Korean animated film when it got announced last year (even though I’m pretty tired of seeing zombies in whatever form of media), and then had sorta forgotten about it. I watched it the other night, and wow, this is a really good movie. The animation is really fantastic — super realistic, and I love the character designs, with sort of simple line work. It’s pretty dark a movie, with an ending that’s even more horrific than you’d expect. Highly recommended.

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Anime Film

Hirune Hime

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I mentioned the other day in my 2017 winter anime post that I was interested in the upcoming movie Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari. Out on March 18, a trailer was released recently, and it looks great. What got my interested at first is the fact that Christophe Ferreira — a French animator working in Japan — has done designs, storyboards, and art direction on the film.

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Anime Film

Miss Hokusai

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It was a pretty great movie watching weekend for me, as I also watched the fantastic Miss Hokusai. I’d been meaning to watch it for quite a while, and I don’t quite know why it took me so long. Beautifully animated, it revolves around the daughter of uber famous Japanese artist Hokusai — she was an accomplished artist as well. It mixes a bit of fantasy with the reality of the setting, in a way that helps accentuate some of the emotional beats nicely. Really enjoyed it.

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Anime Film

The Red Turtle

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Last night I watched The Red Turtle, and I really don’t think there’s any other movie I saw this year that I enjoyed more. A mesmerizing and touching tale told with no dialogue, beautifully animated. I can’t recommend it enough, and it really makes me happy that Studio Ghibli believed in a project like this enough to put its banner on it — even though it was quite shocking for me to see it in red, like you see pictured.

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Through the Never

I liked Metallica back in the day – mostly around the time of And Justice for All – and I still have some love for those old songs. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this thing, since at first I thought it was going to be half movie with some performances thrown in, but instead was rather happy that it ended up being pretty much just a concert film, with a few “cut scenes” mixed in. Sure, a lot of the stuff you see is pretty cheesy, and I still can’t stand that fucking piece-of-shit ballad they do (I don’t even remember what it’s called), but whenever they played stuff from And Justice for All or before that (like “Master of Puppets”), I was in.