Hayao Miyazaki

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The Wind Rises Is a Beautiful, Difficult Finale for Miyazaki

Film is typically lyrical, atypically realistic, and a little controversial

(Newser) - What might be Hayao Miyazaki's last film makes its US debut this weekend, and naturally critics are in love with it. The beloved filmmaker announced his retirement after The Wind Rises debuted at the Venice Film Festival last year. Since then the movie—a biopic of Jiro Horikoshi, who... More »

Miyazaki Makes Magic Again in Ponyo

(Newser) - Hayao Miyazaki has done it again with Ponyo, an animated re-imagining of the Little Mermaid story. Here’s what critics are saying:  
  • Ponyo is, in a word, "magical," writes Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times, a “poetic, visually breathtaking work by the greatest of all animators.
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