The A-List: “God Bless America”

Steve Bullin Apparently a bunch of our youth tweeted recently about Justin Bieber visiting the Anne Frank house and made clear they had no idea who Anne Frank was or why the young celebrity would go to her...

The Magic of Miyazaki: Part III

DM Haight There is a substantial focus on science in the animated works coming from Japan. Films like¬ Akira¬ (Katsuhiro Otomo) and¬ Ghost in the Shell¬ (Mamoru Oshii) show the cyber-punk side of...

Kitano Falters with “Outrage”

DM Haight Outrage, directed by Takeshi Kitano, edited by Takeshi Kitano, and staring Takeshi Kitano, is a crime thriller about the Sanno-kai organized crime group in the Kanto region of Japan. It's a...

The Magic of Miyazaki: Part II

DM Haight Throughout Miyazaki's works, we see this idealic side of the great director. He is a naturalist, conservationist. In¬ Ponyo¬ we see this side of Miyazaki in the way he employs the wrath of the...