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    The mourning of a teenage girl for her dead father is the springboard for filmmaker Hiroyuki Okiura’s fanciful yet deeply moving animated feature, which involves a trio of grotesque goblins sent from the sky to help the preoccupied Momo (voice of Karen Miyama) and her mother deal with the grief, as well as their new life in a provincial village far from Tokyo. more...
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    Beloved animator/filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki’s chronicle of the career of real-life aeronautical engineer Jirô Horikoshi contains all the ingredients and emotional resonance that have made Miyazaki’s films (Spirited Away, etc.) so captivating – up to the point at which we realize the formerly whimsical Horikoshi, who has always dreamed of flying but cannot because of poor eyesight, is designing war planes for the Japanese military machine of World War II. more...

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