Spirited Away ★★★★½

It would have been enough had this been merely visually stunning and narratively imaginative, but then they had to go and make it creepy as goddamn hell as well.

I didn't quite connect with it like I'd hoped (maybe inflated expectations after getting so much enjoyment out of Miyazaki's earlier works), but I can't deny it casts a powerful spell. It's also true that - due to other obligations - it took me parts of a few days to watch it this time around, which I'm sure did it no favors.

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