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DryedMangoez reviews of television series, films and music.

Good Ol’ Review: Sincere “Dew the Movie” Hindered by Emotional Disconnect (and Perhaps Something Lost in Translation?)
Good Ol’ Review: Breezy Web Series “A-Teen” a Solid Watch
Good Ol’ Review: “The Garden of Words” is Definitely One of Makoto Shinkai’s Best

After watching Weathering With You, I decided to immediately jump into an earlier Makoto Shinkai work I had been meaning to watch for a while now: The Garden of Words (言の葉の庭).

And after watching Shinkai’s 2013 film, I can’t help but feel like it is able to present similar themes and imagery as Weathering With You, but in half the time and in a more affecting way.

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Good Ol’ Review: Makoto Shinkai’s Visually Stunning “Weathering With You” Stumbles
Good Ol’ Review: Cinematic KBS Miniseries “How to Buy a Friend” Illustrates the Strength of Connections and Bonds
Good Ol’ Review: JTBC’s “At Eighteen” is an Honest, Sincere and Powerful Slice of Life
Good Ol’ Review: Makoto Shinkai’s “Voices of a Distant Star” an Early Preview of His Storytelling Talent
Good Ol’ Review: How Mamoru Hosoda’s  “Summer Wars” is a Timely Reminder in the Face of Today’s Uncertainties
Good Ol’ Review: Netflix’s Korean Drama “Extracurricular” a Twistedly Fun, but Strikingly Dark Thriller
Good Ol’ Review: Kim Hee Seon and Kim Hae Sook Lead Fast-Paced, Emotional Mystery in “Room No. 9”
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