Fantasia Festival Review: Tezuka’s Barbara

When this reviewer heard of the latest project “Tezuka’s Barbara” (2019) from filmmaker Makoto Tezuka, he was ecstatic. With such talents like star actress Fumi Nikaido, acclaimed cinematographer Christopher Doyle and film producer Adam Torel (best known for establishing Third Window Films), it sent this reviewer into hysterics. Continue reading Fantasia Festival Review: Tezuka’s Barbara

ITOL Top 50 Films of the Decade, Entry 36: A Silent Voice

Seeing that Naoko Yamada’s “A Silent Voice” made our list for the Top 50 Films of the Decade was an absolute treat. Not only because it’s always nice to have some anime appreciation, but it’s also great because the film isn’t talked about as much as it should. Yamada’s adaptation of Yoshitoki Oima’s manga of the same name is easily one of my favorite anime films as it pulls no punches in delivering a timeless story about redemption, understanding others, and finding your voice. Continue reading ITOL Top 50 Films of the Decade, Entry 36: A Silent Voice