Who says animated movies can’t be subtle, character-based dramas? I continue my Studio Ghibli retrospective with a review of Only Yesterday. Some moments in our lives can take on an importance far beyond what any objective measure would suggest. This is especially true in childhood, because children lack perspective and minor incidents can be rapturous… Read more
Years before anyone had ever heard of Harry Potter, Studio Ghibli provided its own tale of a magical, broomstick-riding adolescent. I continue my Ghibli retrospective with Kiki’s Delivery Service. The most outlandish stories can move us emotionally. A reader or viewer might never have experienced magic or journeyed to other worlds or otherwise had the… Read more
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