From Up on Poppy Hill is the latest from Japan’s answer to Walt Disney Studios, Studio Ghibli, and the second from Gorō Miyazaki, eldest son of the grand master of Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki.
I have to admit, it was with a certain degree of trepidation that I toddled along to Bollywood blockbuster Ek Tha Tiger on Saturday night. I’d never seen one before but they’re all singing and dancing and that kind of thing aren’t they?
As part of the jury panel for the Dublin Film Critics Awards, I thought it only appropriate to start my reviews of the festival films with the winner of Best Film… The Raid.
Park Chan-wook could hardly be described as a household name in the western world however, his films probably are far better known than those of some other Asian directors.
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