Spotlight on Film

Welcome to Spotlight on Film

This blog is a gathering of my various writings, and studies, of film and animation. I write about what catches my fancy, so posts will range from Japanese anime, classic era films, international animators, and indie or auteur directors from across the world.

Here are my latest entries:

Golden Age Theater

Belladonna of Sadness (1973)

Belladonna of Sadness (1973)

Stop Motion and Hollywood

Part 1: Golden Age Hollywood

Part 1: Golden Age Hollywood

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Animation Style and Technique

On-Going: Stop Motion and Hollywood

Spotlights on various animation techniques, styles, and directors. Currently working on Stop Motion Animation, a look at the technique and its lineage through the years.

Anime Reviews, Posts, and Discussions

On-Going: Reviews

Reviews of some of my favorite series in Anime, previews for new seasons about to air, and Golden Age Theater. Golden Age Theater is on-going, but will cover a classic film in anime from before 1995 each week.

Directors in Anime

Now Ended

20 of the biggest names in Japanese Animation. Their careers, styles, hits and flops all for you to see.