So, considering the fact that I have finally decided to write the 100 Greatest Movies of All Time… Which is coming soon… I decided to revisit one of my favorite posts of all time: My Favorite Movies of All Time. Here is the thing, opinions change, ideas change, and ultimately my tastes have changed. Some movies have become more prevelent in my mind. Some… Some have fallen off the board altogether. When I originally created my Top 25 list… I completely snubbed a few of my favorite movies due to good ole fashion forgetfulness. As such, movies like Die Hard and Reservoir Dogs have made and rectified the list. So with that said, please enjoy my Top 25 FAVORITE MOVIES OF ALL TIME!
Shaun of the Dead
The Lion King
Strangers on a Train
The Dark Knight
La Finestra di Fronte
Howl’s Moving Castle
The Guardians of the Galaxy Continue reading “Tanner’s Revised Top 25 Favorite Movie of All Time”
Just recently, one of the greatest animated artists and animated directors of all time decided that it was time to retire. Even people who are not as in tune with the Japanese culture know of Hayao Miyazaki. The man is a legend and has given us some of the most visually stunning masterpieces to ever grace the big screen. The stories that Miyazaki and the people of Studio Ghibli tell are ones that can be watched and enjoyed by all ages. They are movies that you can just watch over and over again, all the while still feeling the same since of wonder and grandeur as you did the first time you saw it. He truly is a masterful director and animator. While it is sad that he is retiring, it is also well deserved.
It wasn’t until this week that a roommate of mine rented one of Miyazaki’s works, Howl’s Moving Castle that I realized I had not seen this particular film by Miyazaki, but I had also not reviewed anything by Miyazaki or Studio Ghibli for that matter. Which truly is a travesty in my book to deny praise to such a talented individual. So I decided to sit down and give it a go. Wouldn’t you know it? It was just as amazing and whimsical as the other films in the Miyazaki oeuvre. Howl’s Moving Castle is easily one of Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli’s finest works, second only to the iconic film Spirited Away which is easily cracking the top 50 of greatest movies of all time. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Howl’s Moving Castle”