review at dam
In honor of the DVD release next week of the Academy Award-winning (and thoroughly magnificent) anime film Spirited Away, along with the Miyazaki films Kiki's Delivery Service (a favorite of my daughters') and Castle in the Sky, Destroy All Monsters is devoting a week to special coverage of Studio Ghibli, which released the three films. It begins today with my review of Isao Takahata's profoundly moving Grave of the Fireflies, which critic Roger Ebert lists among the all-time greatest movies.
I routinely cite my reviews at Destroy All Monsters, but this one is special to me. Please read it. If you like, you can let me know what you thought via the comment thread. And I can't recommend the film highly enough.