Hayao Miyazaki

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If you watch only one film … the greatest movies by the greatest directors
Some directors come with such huge back catalogues that it can be hard to know where to start. Enter our film critics, who suggest the best routes in to the works of some of our most prolific film-makers

Peter Bradshaw, Simran Hans, Catherine Bray and Danny Leigh

09, Jul, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Earwig and the Witch review – a disappointing CGI debut for Studio Ghibli
Gorō Miyazaki’s foray into computer generation, a magical tale of a gleeful brat adopted by a witch, falls far short of Ghibli’s hand-drawn output

Cath Clarke

27, May, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Studio Ghibli’s films are coming to Netflix. Make time to binge them all | Ryan Gilbey
The Japanese studio’s works are fit to stand beside the greatest of all cinema, not only animation, says Ryan Gilbey, the News Statesman’s film credit

Ryan Gilbey

02, Feb, 2020 @2:50 PM

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What to see this week in the UK
From Peterloo to War Horse, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days

Damon Wise, Michael Cragg, John Fordham, Andrew Clements, Jonathan Jones, Mark Cook and Lyndsey Winship

02, Nov, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Mary and The Witch’s Flower review – giddy delight from Studio Ghibli’s successors
The Japanese animation studio’s spirit lives on in this magical production from two of its veteran animators

Wendy Ide

06, May, 2018 @7:00 AM

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'A full English every morning': how UK food and weather inspires Japanese anime directors
Mary and the Witch’s Flower director Hiromasa Yonebayashi on why Japanese directors go wild for Britain’s cuisine, climate, chintz – and unionised miners

Steve Rose

04, May, 2018 @12:43 PM

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Why are so many directors un-retiring?
Whether driven by PR tactics or a need for some creative downtime, an increasing number of film-makers are playing retirement hokey-cokey

Phil Hoad

16, Aug, 2017 @12:21 PM

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From Genocidal Organ to Your Name: Japanese anime‘s new golden age
As the greats of the genre, such as Hayao Miyazaki, approach the end of their careers, a new generation of film-makers are transforming the genre. As the UK prepares for a deluge of acclaimed anime films, we look at the names in the frame

Steve Rose

30, Jun, 2017 @5:00 AM

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Kiki's Delivery Service: Japanese classic returns in time for Christmas
The apprentice witch – created by Eiko Kadono and featured in Hayao Miyazaki’s movie – is coming to Southwark Playhouse in a new stage adaptation. But first they need to work out how to make her fly …

Ryan Gilbey

28, Nov, 2016 @8:00 PM

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Studio Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki to return to features with caterpillar movie
The Japanese animator has come out of retirement to work on a full length version of Kemushi no Boro, about ‘a tiny, hairy caterpillar’ due to be completed in 2019

Andrew Pulver

14, Nov, 2016 @3:54 PM

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Makoto Shinkai: could the anime director be cinema's ‘new Miyazaki’?
Body-swap drama Your Name has became Japan’s first post-Studio Ghibli smash, its themes resonating with a nation still affected by the 2011 earthquake. ‘I want to make people happy,’ says its creator

Steve Rose

09, Nov, 2016 @9:00 AM

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Mulholland Drive leads the pack in list of 21st century's top films
BBC Culture poll of 177 film critics around the world puts David Lynch’s 2001 surrealist masterpiece in top spot

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

22, Aug, 2016 @11:01 PM

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