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Review: 'The Wind Rises' a soaring swan song for Hayao Miyazaki
Review: 'The Wind Rises' a soaring swan song for Hayao Miyazaki

To see "The Wind Rises" is to simultaneously marvel at the work of a master and regret that this film is likely his last. Japan's Hayao Miyazaki, perhaps the world's preeminent animator, beloved for "My Neighbor Totoro" and an Oscar winner for "Spirited Away," has announced his retirement. If he holds to that, it's fitting that this final film, inspired by but not limited to the life of brilliant aircraft designer Jiro Horikoshi, is quintessentially his: stunningly beautiful and completely idiosyncratic. Always determined to tell his kind of stories his way, Miyazaki has returned to subject matter close to his heart — the joy and romance...

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