Okko’s Inn (Waka Okami wa Shōgakusei!)

Okko’s Inn (Waka Okami wa Shōgakusei!) 2018 I want to call Okko’s Inn a sweet film but I feel like I’ve used that descriptor far too often lately, and somehow ‘charming’ seems to have subtle hints of condescension? Equally, I reckon ‘lovely’ isn’t quite right either but if you can imagine a word that somehowContinue reading “Okko’s Inn (Waka Okami wa Shōgakusei!)”

The Pagemaster (1994)

The Pagemaster (1994) This was a fascinating look back at something I was certain I’d seen as a kid but when I watched it recently, I realised I had very few memories of it whatsoever. While The Pagemaster is definitely an animated film it does have some live-action bookending, and while there’s obviously a purposeContinue reading “The Pagemaster (1994)”

The Napping Princess (Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari)

This film was sweet and at times exciting, with great character design and some distinctive performances too (especially from Mitsuki Takahata) but overall the split storylines introduced a bit of murkiness for me. The Napping Princess (Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari) 2017 At times the tone seemed to move in an out of ‘youngerContinue reading “The Napping Princess (Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari)”