Movie Review: 'The Secret World of Arrietty'

Arriving early in the year, Japan's "The Secret World of Arrietty" may go on to stand tall as one of the best films of the year. Graceful and elegant, unafraid to take its time but never boring, this adaptation of Mary Norton

I had a great fear at the beginning of this week. See, we've spent all week espousing the plethora of virtues that make Studio Ghibli so fantastic. It's been a non-stop love fest from day one. My

The Secret World of Arrietty is a celebration of the vibrant life surging all around us—a declaration of the countless stories being told all at once. The rich pen-and-ink animation is full of depth and essence. This colorful, layered world promises a

We've got a combustible biker (“Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance,” starring Nicolas Cage and Idris Elba), lovestruck spies (“This Means War,” starring Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine), and a very little girl (“The Secret World of Arrietty,” with voice

By KENNETH TURAN LOS ANGELES — "Wonder" is the watchword in "The Secret World of Arrietty." Set in an enchanting locale where the potential for magic is everywhere, this impeccable animated film puts its complete trust in the spirit of make-believe.