Review: Whisper of the Heart’s Nostalgic Warmth and Charm

TYPE OF REVIEW : GOOD OL’ REVIEW
As a film review, no spoilers.

Watching From Up on Poppy Hill last week had me falling in love; a sincerely nostalgic and beautifully presented film from Studio Ghibli.

Reading up on what everyone else said about the film afterwards, I saw many comparing the film (fondly) to another Ghibli film, Whisper of the Heart.

So of course, I needed to watch it myself. And as I feel after every Studio Ghibli or Miyazaki film I watch, I cherished every minute of it. Continue reading

Check-in Review: tvN’s Mind-Blowing, Thought Provoking Nine: Nine Time Travels – And We’re Only Halfway!

Nine Time Travels

TYPE OF REVIEW : CHECK-IN REVIEW
HUGE HUGE SPOILERS!
For the non-spoilery First Impression Review, click here. Or for the completely spoilery, THIS IS HOW IT ALL ENDS Hindsight Review, click here.

I rarely do Check-in Reviews unless I’m really passionate about the development of a show, good or bad, midway through.

But tvN’s Nine: Nine Time Travels has become more than I ever thought possible when I first started it. And it’s been an amazing, no, incredible 10 episodes so far. Continue reading