So far 2 episodes of the NHK documentary 10 Years With Hayao Miyazaki are online. Watch here. “An exclusive 4-part documentary chronicling the creative process of the legendary Japanese filmmaker. He is shown as a passionate artisan, a steadfast trailblazer, and a father butting heads with his son.”
Actor Bunta Sugawara has died. Sugawara is probably best known for his work in Kinji Fukasaku’s The Yakuza Papers/Battles Without Honor And Humanity film series. Sugawara also appeared in Norifumi Suzuki’s Trucker Yaro series, Spirited Away (2001), Tales From Earthsea (2006), Wolf Children (2012) and Kon Ichikawa’s Actress […]
Actor Lauren Bacall has died. Bacall is most famous for work with her first husband Humphrey Bogart, To Have And Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946) and Key Largo (1948), but she also starred in Douglas Sirk’s classic melodrama Written On The Wind (1956), co-starred with Marilyn […]
Director and animator Hayao Miyazaki has announced his retirement. “’In place of feature animation, there are various things I want to try and do,’ he added. One example he gave was exhibits at the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Tokyo. ‘I may even put myself on exhibition,’ he wisecracked. […]
A five page comic illustrating Hayao Miyazaki’s thoughts on good, evil and heroism. (Thanks, Paul!)
The Movie Morlocks’ R. Emmet Sweeney shares his favorite film discoveries of 2012.