10 Best Studio Ghibli Films

10 Best Studio Ghibli Films

Studio Ghibli is the most recognisable and acclaimed producer of Japanese anime feature films in the world. Here are the 10 Best Studio Ghibli Films. List by Sam Sewell-Peterson.

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‘Spirited Away’ at 20 – Review

‘Spirited Away’ at 20 – Review

20 years on from Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli releasing ‘Spirited Away’, it remains an incomparable masterpiece of animation and world cinema. Katie Doyle reviews.

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Luca (2021) Review

Luca (2021) Review

Pixar’s ‘Luca’, from director Enrico Casarosa, may not shoot for anything profound but it is their most summery and optimistic film in years. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.

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‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ at 25 – Review

‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ at 25 – Review

25 years removed from the release of ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’, the Disney Animation remains “among the most satisfying and lasting movies of the Disney Renaissance”. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.

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Burrow (2020) Short Film Review

Burrow (2020) Short Film Review

Madeline Sharafian’s ‘Burrow’, the Pixar SparkShorts entry into the 2021 Oscars Animated Short category, is a nursery rhyme relevant to our times. Joseph Wade reviews.

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Genius Loci (2021) Short Film Review

Genius Loci (2021) Short Film Review

‘Genius Loci’, the 2021 Oscar nominated Animated Short from Adrien Merigeau in conjunction with Brecht Evens, is a wondrous example of cinema’s ability to connect on a deep level. Joseph Wade reviews.

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Over the Moon (2020) Review

Over the Moon (2020) Review

Walt Disney Animation legend Glen Keane returns to animated cinema for 2021 Oscars nominee ‘Over the Moon’ from Netflix, a film that “features relevant themes of loss and personal ambition”.

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A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2019) Review

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2019) Review

Aardman Animation’s ‘A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’ is nominated for Animated Feature at the Oscars. Does it indicate a renaissance for the British animation house? Mark Carnochan reviews.

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Yes-People (2021) Short Film Review

Yes-People (2021) Short Film Review

Probably the most quirky of all the Animation Short Subjects nominated at the 2021 Oscars, Gísli Darri Halldórsson’s Icelandic short film ‘Yes-People’ will lift your anxieties for 8 minutes at least.

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Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Review

Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Review

The first wholly original Disney film in years, ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ starring Kelly Marie Tran and Awkwafina is likely to become a sure-fire animation classic. Review by Mark Carnochan.

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