Guy Simchony

I suffer a permanent film-buff-inferiority complex. I like movies tho.

Favorite films

  • Do the Right Thing
  • Her
  • The Apartment
  • Persona

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  • Kung Fu Panda 3

    ★★★

  • Kung Fu Panda 2

    ★★★★

  • WALL·E

    ★★★★½

  • Kung Fu Panda

    ★★★★

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  • Max Adventures: The Movie

    Max Adventures: The Movie

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    An unforgettable masterwork of blockbuster cinema. Works on every considerable sensory level. Adventure, romance, intrigue, suspense, product placement, it's all here!
    Paddle Pop is one of the most fascinating, multi-layered cinematic protagonists of the 21st century. His struggle represents that of the often mistreated lion community in zoos across the globe. He wrestles with depression, alcoholism, drug addiction, prejudice, antisemitism, and angry tweets.
    The film is a sophisticated portrayal of life in contemporary American society.

  • Howl's Moving Castle

    Howl's Moving Castle

    ★★

    Ghibli Journey #15

    Ghibli Ranking: boxd.it/NvVG

    My earliest memory of Studio Ghibli, and really one of my earliest memories of cinema in general, is of Howl’s Moving Castle - seeing it at the age of 5 or 6 at a friend’s birthday party, and specifically tearing up during a scene of an old lady in a dark ravine. That said, the apparently fundamental way in which the film spoke to me as a child hasn’t translated to adulthood. Miyazaki’s follow-up…