Filmmaker Mami Sunada’s THE KINGDOM of DREAMS and MADNESS (2013) documentary follows animator Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki and Isao Takahata over the course of a year as Studio Ghibli prepares to release “The Wind Rises,” Miyazaki’s last animated film. Miyazaki, a man who cries at the ending of his films, offers Ghibli fans some insight about why he never knows how his films will end, until finished.
Director’s Maryna Gorbach and Mehmet Bahadir Er’s LOVE ME Sev Beni (2013) is a short-lived, superficial romance between two people whom, if not for their unique set of circumstances, would have made for a more poignant affair.
Speak softly and carry a big robot. Sean McNamara‘s SPARE PARTS (2015) is based on the 2004 robotics team from Carl Hayden Community High School in Phoenix, Arizona. This group, featured in Joshua Davis‘ WIRED 2005 article La Vida Robot, told a compelling tale about just how four Hispanic young men who formed a robotics club.
Director Leigh Janiak’s HONEYMOON (2014) is a rather draggy tale about a newlywed couple and the events surrounding their peculiar honeymoon as it quickly becomes…well, creepy as hell.
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