Princess Mononoke: Our Relationship with Nature

Miyazaki’s masterpiece explores the turbulent relationship between man and the natural world, writes Kieran Enright When I first stumbled upon Studio Ghibli, I was immediately taken aback by the style and tone of its tales. Unlike its Western counterparts, these epics deal with conflicts of ideals, and question the resilience of the human condition. Hayao Miyazaki, the powerhouse behind the studio, intersects his stories with … Continue reading Princess Mononoke: Our Relationship with Nature

The Complexity of Perfect Blue’s Horror

Perfect Blue offers a chilling account of identity, and obsession in the digital age, writes Kieran Enright Perfect Blue is by no means a run-of-the-mill animated film. Director Satoshi Kon utilizes the medium of animation to deliver one of the most unsettling, twisted experiences in cinema. The film operates on two facets of horror; the evident aesthetic gore that it depicts, and the disturbing exploration … Continue reading The Complexity of Perfect Blue’s Horror