Spirited away (2001)

“It will protect you. It’s made from the threads your friends wove together.”

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Directed by – Hayao Miyazaki

Its known to be the finest of all animated films. Now I know why. It is one of those few films that you see has been made with so much of love. Its amazing, its absolutely overwhelming – to watch a film like that.

Spirited Away is about a glum 10 year old girl who is upset with her parents for leaving their old place and going to a new one. On their way, they get lost and end up in a strange land where the world is ruled by gods, witches, monsters and more. Her parents eat their food and so they turn into pigs, while she, with the help of a kind young man, manages to convince the owner of the bathhouse to give her a job. Now, she has to free her parents and save the people she loves in the process. I recently read somewhere that even though its not mentioned out loud, but subtly, the film is about young girls being taken into prostitution in Japan.

The film is magic, a treat and a gift to that innocent side of us and its absolutely beautiful. Every dialogue in rhythm with carefully crafted frames and so, so lovingly made. Every line, every action and every scene has so much to say and so much to give. Easily one of the greatest films I have ever watched. I again state the stated – its just overwhelming.

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Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)

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Director – Neil Jordan

After watching all the vampire series that make me nauseous, it needs guts to watch another Vampire flick. Only that this particular story of the blood sucking beasts, isn’t another flick. Its dark and full of sadness. While you can see Stephen’s character in Vampire diaries being inspired from Brad Pitt’s tendency to feed on animals that makes him ‘less evil’, there is an almost accurately lifted and dropped character of Damon from Tom Cruise’s role in the film. It the story of romance, not for sex but blood. The film is in the form of a narrative where Louis (Brad Pitt) tells the story of how he became a vampire and the events in the later years of his life that followed with Lestat (Tom Cruise) and later Claudia. Personally, its not my favourite film, maybe because of the endless prejudices I already have of Vampirism in popular culture today. But it definitely is one of the most purest forms of films in that genre, that tells more about the life and tragedy of being a Vampire than the rest which we watch today. It is actually based on the 1976 novel ‘Interview with the Vampire’ by Anne Rice.