Ghost in the Shell is one of the groundbreaking works in Japanese Animation. Now, the movie titled Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie has aired in cinemas. Does it hold up?
Happy Birthday, Switzerland! It’s been 724 years to the day when Willhelm Tell, after shooting the apple off his son’s head, killed Gessler and founded the Swiss Confederation. In David Boller’s comic Tell – Die Legende Lebt, Tell rises again to mete out justice!
Everything these days is Orwellian. Government surveillance, the stuff on TV, the fact that basically all the apps on your iPhone or Android device aim to track you. These things are rarely actually Orwellian. Memory of Water by Emmi Itäranta, however, is.
Next week, a rare thing happens for Swiss cinemas. The Wind Rises starts screening. While there is no shortage of animated movies in cinemas, there is one for traditionally animated movies. And if they’re from Japan, it’s doubly extraordinary.