Tag Archives: Hayao Miyazaki

Castle in the Sky (1986)

8/10 Laputa, Castle in the Sky is Hayao Miyazaki’s steampunk epic. A tantalizing epic, inspired by Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. After a raid on a zeppelin by cartoonish air pirates, the little girl Sheeta falls from a window into the … Continue reading

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Princess Mononoke (1997) Revisited

Princess Mononoke was the first film by Hayao Miyazaki that I ever saw. At the time I was working as a young student in a supermarket in the weekend and a colleague talked about anime that he loved, and the … Continue reading

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Song of the Sea (2014)

8.5/10 Song of the Sea is a spellbinding masterwork. An Irish film, nominated for the Oscar for best animation in 2014. Irish illustrator and filmmaker Tomm Moore has great success adapting Irish myth and folklore to animation. His previous film, … Continue reading

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The Wind Rises (2014)

8/10 Jiro dreams of flying. His eyesight is sore so instead, after meeting an Italian airplane designer in a spirited dream, he wants to design planes. In his eyes, an airplane is a beautiful dream, a wonder that lifts people … Continue reading

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