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118: Suzume – directed by Makoto Shinkai

We talk about SUZUME, the latest film from director Makoto Shinkai, who also directed YOUR NAME and WEATHERING WITH YOU. Dyar Bentz guests.

“I’m looking for ruins.”

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Today on the show, we talk about SUZUME, the latest film from director Makoto Shinkai. Much like his previous films YOUR NAME and WEATHERING WITH YOU, this film is gorgeous to look at and deals with natural disaster. How does it compare to his previous work? Listen in to find out.

I’m joined by filmmaker and my good friend Dyar Bentz, who loves anime and Japanese culture. Dyar talks animation, Miyazaki, and he also fills us in about his own documentary series, PEDAL SOUTH. And, we spend a few minutes talking about THE SUPER MARIO BROTHERS MOVIE. Don’t miss it.

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Andrew Sweatman

Andrew is a writer, podcaster, and film lover who wants to help people think critically about movies. He lives in central Arkansas with his wife Allison and two children, Rosie & Beau. Andrew is the Senior Editor at Arthouse Garage and a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA). Find him at and on Twitter and Instagram: @ArthouseGarage.

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