London Policeman: We may believe there are no Battling Burrows, striking the helpless with brutal whip - but do we not ourselves use the whip of unkind words and deeds? So, perhaps, Battling may even carry the message of warning.
Martha: I disgust me! You know, there's only been one man in my whole life that has ever made me happy. You know that?
Martha: George, my husband. George, who is out somewhere in the dark, who is good to me, whom i revile, who keeps learning the games we play as quickly as I can change them, who can make me happy and I do not wish to be happy. George and Martha...sad, sad, sad. Whom I will not forgive for having seen me and having said - Yes, this will do. Who has made the hideously hurting, the insulting mistake of loving ME and must be punished for it. Some day, some night, some stupid liquor-ridden night, I will go too far and I'll either break the man's neck or I'll push him for good, which is what I deserve.
This movie is bloody and gross, hard to follow, meaningless, heartless and filled with action sequence after action sequence. The animation is also preposterous and always too dark to see a thing. It could have been a good film had it had any emotional investment, character development and good animation, but it does not have any of it, it only has a solid script. It is a wasted potential and a film that can only appeal to die-hard fans of both vampires and anime.
Thanks to emotional intensity, authentic story and absolutely astonishing special effects, The Phantom Carriage manages to feel otherworldly, creepy and quite atmospheric. The plot structure with flashbacks is also highly amusing and advanced. It is incredinly engaging for a silent movie, immensely original, beautifully filmed, very influential, warm, smart, spooky and quite possibly the best film of the decade and the finest Swedish film ever.
The Castle of Cagliostro has too much siliness and action and it is not as sophisticated as Miyazaki's later films, but as his feature debut, it is certainly a very solid film with a wonderfully goofy main character, interesting story, solid animation, great score and warm ending. It is similar to 'Porco Rosso' in both its faults and strengths and it is definitely worth checking out as a nice introduction to the director's fascinating filmography.
With absolutely fantastic and fascinating set design, warm characters, good message for kids and a number of wonderful catchy songs (Over the Rainbow is one of the most beautiful songs in a movie ever), The Wizard of Oz may have some overly dragged songs and sequences and a bit shaky acting, but it is also a visually stunning (the contrast between colourless Kansas ans colorful Oz in Technicolor is artistic and quite brilliant), endearing, adventurous, fun and an overall refined film that surely is one of the best children's movies of all time.
With spooky atmosphere, very imaginative, authentic and involving story, wonderful performances and excellent cinematography, Cat People may have a too long build-up and it is not scary in a modern way, but it is suspenseful and eerie owing so some beautiful camera work and cinematography and the movie makes you invested in the plot and its characters leading to a superb and original horror flick by all means.