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The Indiependent’s Favourite Films To Watch In Spring

As the first buds begin to bloom, nature is waking up from the cold and bestowing its beauty upon us once more. Our contributors talk through some of their favourite evocations of spring on the silver screen, from the bluebell-laden landscapes of Bright Star to the disconcerting floral nightmare of Midsommar. Bright Star (2009) Spring […]Read More

Studio Ghibli Releases Trailer for ‘Earwig and the Witch’

Studio Ghibli has released the first trailer for its upcoming film, Earwig and the Witch. It comes six years after the studio’s last film When Marnie Was There. Originally titled Aya and the Witch, the film tells the story of Earwig, an orphan girl growing up in 1990s England. She gets adopted by a strange […]Read More

Feminism on and off-screen in Studio Ghibli

Studio Ghibli is renowned for its female protagonists. They’re strong, smart, independent young girls, who hardly wait for a prince to save them and would rather instead chase after the huge but cuddly creature in the forest. They are everything young girls should grow up seeing on-screen. And although Ghibli are stellar at representing these […]Read More

Film Review: When Marnie Was There

Studio Ghibli’s latest film, When Marnie Was There, is to be it’s last for some time, following the recent announcement of its hiatus. The film is the second film from Director Hiromasa Yonebayashi, and is a beautifully told coming of age story, based on the novel by Joan G Robinson The film is focused around […]Read More

The Month in Films: July 2015

Summer is finally here! And we have some cracking films coming your way, on DVD and Blu-ray this July. Among the releases this month are an Oscar-winning drama, a surreal black comedy and two sweetly crafted animations. Still Alice Still Alice, which this year won Julianne Moore her long overdue first Oscar, is a film […]Read More