An interesting concept that could go so many ways, but in the end, it chooses the most ridiculous. Death Note's characters have motivations so illogical and out-of-the-blue, that even the actors seem confused.
The live-action adaptation of the cult anime Ghost in the Shell is probably one of the most visually perfect films to grace our screens so far this year. It's great to have some cyber punk to sink our teeth into again, but its poor attempts at provoking emotional responses and philosophical debate bring it down to your standard 3-star action film.
Hayao Miyazaki is one of the most influential animators of our time. His films have inspired and entertained people all over the world, and his animation work is breathtaking and simply unmatched. In 2014 he was awarded an Honorary Academy Award for his impact on animation and cinema, and his films have grossed more than a billion dollars world wide.