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Hayao Miyazaki

Features

Thursday, January 7 2010

The Best Independent / International Films of 2009

Looking for something far off the well-beaten mainstream path? Well, step on over to some savory world and outsider independent cinema. It's here where the risks, the experimentation, and the true art lives.


Reviews

Wednesday, October 30 2013

'New York Film Festival 2013': A Dizzying Panorama

The Wind Rises was the first film that I saw at the Festival and a lovely note on which to close, creating the sense of wonder and excitement you want from movies.


Thursday, July 26 2007

My Neighbor Totoro (2007)

Cinematic flights of imagination don’t come more satisfying than this.


Sunday, March 19 2006

Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

Howl's Moving Castle ticks with nervous energy and unsettledness. These jittery-edged images conjure exquisite rhythms as they approximate children's perspectives.


Thursday, June 16 2005

Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

Charming, peculiar, and occasionally ingenious, Howl's Moving Castle tilts between fantastical beauty and philosophical pondering.


Wednesday, October 2 2002

Spirited Away (2001/2002)

America is better off with Miyazaki playing in the malls and the multiplexes than Monsters, Inc.


Blogs

Saturday, March 6 2010

More Miyazaki: Castle in the Sky/ My Neighbor Totoro/ Kiki's Delivery Service

He is often referred to as the Japanese Walt Disney, and with good reason. Over the course of nearly four decades in animation, writer/director/


Monday, March 1 2010

Practically Perfect: Miyazaki's 'Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea' (2009): Blu-ray

He is consistently hailed as the last great master of 2D animation, the Walt Disney of his own amazing and imaginative Japanese empire. Several of


Friday, August 14 2009

'Ponyo' is a Breathtaking 2D Treat

He is consistently hailed as the last great master of 2D animation, the Walt Disney of his own amazing and imaginative Japanese empire. Several of


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