Caving in to popular demand (and the fact that I was planning on doing it before a single person asked me to), I’m kicking off a new series: today and every Tuesday for several weeks, I’m going to dig my way through the films of Studio Ghibli, not directed by Miyazaki Hayao. Because even if that one man is the company’s public face and unarguably the most internationally significant director in their roster, you could argue without too much difficulty that they’ve never yet released a clunker, or even a modest disappointment. (Or at least, this is what I am going to assume, having not yet seen quite half of the films in question).
Wait, did I say, “Tuesday”? I meant “the early hours of Wednesday”, at least this week. Stay tuned!