THE BOY AND THE HERON – Review by Diane Carson

Coming out of retirement for one more film for his iconic Studio Ghibli, Japanese anime director Hayao Miyazaki has created the magnificent The Boy and the Heron, his most personal story, inspired by his WWII experience. In real life, in 1944 three-year-old Hayao and his family evacuated to a rural are. For his brother’s airplane company, his father built fighter plane rudders, details also found in The Wind Rises. Hayao’s ill mother factors into the fanciful events here, but all this merely sets the stage for two hours of imaginative, glorious animation.

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN: WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE and Females in Animation, Plus Athina Tsangari at FilmLinc and 15 Women who Deserve Biopics – Brandy McDonnell comments

When Marnie Was There may be the finale film from animation giant Studio Ghibli, and for fans of animation, that’s

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