Most people who write about Studio Ghibli films interpret them through a Western lens. But if you want to fully understand the stories Hayao Miyazaki tells, you have to take into account the unique context of his upbringing, his connection to Japanese culture and mythology, and how he reacts to the society around him. My new free guide gives pointers for all major Studio Ghibli films to help you go deeper in the works this master craftsman of the moving image.
The army of internet nitpickers unleashed on this film disguises the deep mythological storytelling going on in the seventh instalment of the Star Wars saga. In this post, I give 7 practical points of reference and 7 challenges so you can immerse yourself in the storytelling of The Force Awakens.