Movie Club Podcast #19: Wizards and Grave of the Fireflies

The animation edition of our semi-regular Movie Club Podcast featuring the Film Junk Boys, The Cinecast Regulars, and this time joined by regular reader Anthony Macedo (Antho42). Anti-war fantasy Wizards and anti-war neo-realist tear-jerker Grave of the Fireflies are the films under the microscope, and there is a surprising amount of conflict on the near-universally praised Ghibli film (comparison to Oscar Bait Hollywood war epics for instance) while there is a lot of head scratching Wizards (the collage-style design and lack of fulfillment on the fantasy vs. technology premise) but a gravitation to some stark images in Ralph Bakshi’s hippie experiment. Enjoy the show!

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