“All I wanted to do was to make something beautiful.” –Jiro Horikoshi If you live near an art-house theater you might have a chance to see The Wind Rises (Kaze… Read more »
From Up on Poppy Hill (IMDB) (Kokuriko-zaka Kara) is not the greatest movie that Studio Ghibli ever made. Still, even a second-rank Studio Ghibli film probably beats a first-rank film… Read more »
I wrote a capsule movie review of Ponyo back when it was released in American movie theaters. Now that I have had a chance to examine the DVD version I… Read more »
is everything Miyazaki makes is now an instant classc? How about Howl’s Moving Castle? … And BTW, 20 miles is a big deal now? What a whiner. Just move somewhere… Read more »
Finally after all these years I got to see a Hayao Miyazaki movie in a theater on a big screen. This mini-review is based on the dubbed version currently in… Read more »
Hayao Miyazaki’s second most successful movie (after Spirited Away) is a dark, exciting adventure story that resonates with the power of myth.
This may not be Hayao Miyazaki’s most profitable film, but it is probably the most beloved. Totoro toys and memorabilia are perennial favorites, and his image appears on the Studio… Read more »