The Wind Rises ★★★★

Are dreams only ever dreams because they are too good to be true? Is that reason enough for us to not try to make them a reality?

This movie was a real sleeper hit for me. The first time I saw it, I thiught it was good but it didn’t wow me. That has certainly changed with time. Each time I watch it something lands differently. Something that worked the last time won’t quite work for me as much this time, and vice versa. But what does grow every single time I watch this film (as if it couldn’t get any higher) is my appreciation and respect for Hayao Miyazaki as an artist. The man is a dream-maker.

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