Movie Review: The Tale of Princess Kaguya

“The Tale of Princess Kaguya” is based on the Japanese folktale, “The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter” and was nominated during the 87th Academy Awards for Best Animated Film.

Here’s a short review I wrote of the English dub (starring Chloë Moretz) back in January:

 

After watching the movie, I felt at loss for words. It took a while for me to snap out of it and get back to reality, hence my delayed short review. It’s one of those films that sucks you in and makes you feel a part of its world.

 

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One of my first thoughts before seeing the film is that I was worried that the sketch-like art style would be hard to watch. After watching it did I realize I was wrong though. The animation is one of the BEST things about this movie. The strokes, colors, and the movement- especially in Princess Kaguya’s growing up scenes, were smooth and had a very dreamy quality to it…

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Oz Day 2015

Oscars Day 2015.

2014 to me was a year of movies. It was exciting to get to go to our local movie theater almost every month because there were just too many good flicks! I knew I had to see them right away. This is why I was so enthusiastic about this year’s Academy Awards.

Like I do (almost) every year, I woke up a little “early” today to watch the live broadcast- hair messy, eyes red, and still tired from last yesterday’s all-nighter. But hey, timezones don’t stop us non-Americans from tuning in.

And without spoiling anything, here’s what I thought of the said Awards show…

 

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