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Every now and then, when I wake up, I find myself crying. I can never recall the dream I just had, but... the sensation that I’ve lost something... lingers.
This movie is everything. Shinkai’s life’s work has brought him to this mountain and enabled him to scale it fearlessly and carry us up with both nuance and urgency. This is one of the most joyous and heart-wrenching movies I’ve ever seen, real or animated. Shinkai weaves together the threads of disaster, cosmos, religion and…
Being an immigrant, this is one of my favorite immigrant films. Fueled by a dream, and rescued by the kindness nurtured in others. The world can learn a lot from this bear. Especially today.
It might make you feel uncomfortable, it might take you to strange new places, it might make you sad and it might make your life much, much harder. But if good people are willing to fight for what is right, things can always get better. Don’t give up. Your voice matters. Use it.
What was supposed to be a life-affirming palette cleanse turned into one of the most devastating experiences this side of Grave of the Fireflies. Yet unlike GOTF’s gut-punching misery, This Corner of the World keeps finding new reasons to wake up in the morning, to smile, to wonder, to hope and to dream.
Don’t think for a second, however, that such optimism will spare you the horror of reality. I was not prepared for the imagery in this film. A particularly tragic…