Film Review - Ginger & Rosa
Film Review - Stoker

Film Review - From Up on Poppy Hill


The animation masters at Studio Ghibli are well-versed in the realms of fantasy, routinely offering odd creatures and faraway lands to adventurous viewers (recent efforts include “Ponyo” and “The Secret World of Arrietty”). “From Up on Poppy Hill” returns the filmmaking collective to reality, avoiding the fantastical and the bizarre to focus on a tender story of human connection, feeling out a delicate mood of thinly veiled emotions while expectedly gorgeous animation supports the characterizations. “From Up on Poppy Hill” might initially come off as inconsequential, yet it actually isolates what Studio Ghibli does best: constructing an evocative landscape of vivid personalities scrambling around a compelling conflict dusted with idiosyncrasy and visual poetry. Read the rest at


Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)