Spirited Away ★★★★

What it must be like to watch this movie as a child. Watched with my 10 and 4 year olds. So delightful that they couldn’t anticipate what was going to happen next or how a character would behave scene to scene. And yet they were both captivated. Characters in this so much more complicated than in 90% of the other movies they see. Sadistic, bullying, but also forgiving. Shy and generous and then suddenly monstrous.

Paper birds racing across the sky and splashing against a blood-spattered window.

Truly magical in the way that it is a feat of imagination almost impossible to believe.

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