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Cult Hub | October 2, 2014

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Anime Legend Hayao Miyazaki to Retire Announces Studio Ghibli

September 2, 2013 |

“The Wind Rises” will be the final film from the Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki according to his animation studio. Koju Hoshino, Studio Ghibli’s president, announced Miyazaki’s intention to retire Sunday mentioning a press conference in Tokyo next week saying “He wants … Read More

Startled Red Panda and Ridiculously Happy Puppy

November 20, 2012 |

Startled Red Panda

I rarely spit my tea out over my keyboard at anything, but this surprised panda is possibly the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. This was recorded at the Maruyama Zoo in Hokkaido, Japan. Talk about being over dramatic. … Read More

Ninja Scroll – Review

November 12, 2012 |

★★★★★

There is the holy trinity of Japanese animation: Akira, Ghost in the Shell and Ninja Scroll. These three influential films have shaped not only Japanese cinema but the world over. Tetsuo from Akira appears … Read More

The Cinema of Christopher Nolan: Part II

July 17, 2012 |

Back in 2000, when Nolan was still relatively unknown and was struggling to find a US distributor for Memento, he came across a book called The Prestige by Christopher Priest that not only captured his imagination but also … Read More

IBFF 2012 Preview – KanZeOn

April 8, 2012 |

★★★★☆

KanZeOn, although classified as a documentary, should be treated more like an invitation as it divulges into the lives of three Japanese Buddhist, each of whom explore their musical talents and … Read More