The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises ★★★★½

feels weirdly satisfying to watch fireflies, a thesis statement for what ghibli as a studio aimed to tell stories about, and then follow it up with the wind rises, which feels like a conclusion/reflection on those themes. obviously done by two different filmmakers, but they share a lot. hard to summarize all of what i’m feeling about this at the crisp hour of 1am, minutes after finishing this. but i’m initially just very over the moon about how real the love, both for the people and for the craft, comes through. really proves how much more effective animation can be at doing realism than live-action. the hand holding…get out of town

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