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  • 8½

    Found the other half

  • Weathering with You

    Weathering with You

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    In Cinematary's coverage from TIFF 2019, Zach and Jessica pointed out that this movie has two glaring problems: a manic pixie dream girl and climate denialism. I posit that these problems are one and the same; the problem is the protagonist, who shouldn't be.

    Imagine for a second that Hodaka, the protagonist of WEATHERING WITH YOU, doesn't exist, and instead, the film's POV character is Hina. Change nothing else! Here's how Hina's story would go:
    - she's a girl who…