Another fine entry in the cannon of new New Zealand horror/comedy. Changes gears half a dozen times and even while it can be predictable in parts, it also kept me guessing and kept surprising me.
It strikes that great balance between horror and comedy that Deathgasm and What We Do In The Shadows also did so well. Go New Zealand!
A beautiful, beautiful film about a true master of filmmaking.
The english title is perfect and is as much about Studio Ghibli as it is about Miyazaki himself.
On the surface it's about a man making a movie, but it's also a touching portrait of perfectionism, ageing, work ethic and even depression.
I've always loved Miyazaki's work and I truly hope The Wind Rises isn't his last film. But even if it is, it's a hell of a way to go out.
Overall this is probably one of the best films I've ever seen about filmmaking and filmmakers.