Howl's Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle ★★★★

8/10
I was gonna watch Jeanne Dielman, but then I realized it was totally the wrong thing to follow Totoro, so I decided to watch another Ghibli. It was absolutely marvelous. Miyazaki is the unquestioned master of world-building, and this world is one of his best and most imaginative. With beautiful images on the screen and even more beautiful emotions felt by both the characters and myself, this was a wonderful experience. Though it doesn't live up to the brilliance of Ghibli landmarks My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Grave of the Fireflies, or Spirited Away, it is poetic and beautiful in its own right. One of the very best animated movies ever made.

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