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    Three Films to See in Theaters This Weekend (and Two to Skip)

    This weekend's your chance to catch two Foreign Language Oscar hopefuls -- Palestine's "Omar" and erstwhile Romanian contender "Child's Pose." Also, head to the English-language revamp of Hayao Miyazaki's farewell feature film "The Wind Rises," with its star-studded voice cast, but heed critics' adv...

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    The Wind Rises

    Certainly no one else would render such a story in old-school, hand-drawn animation instead of surrendering to modern CGI. But that’s what makes Miyazaki unique.

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    Review: Hayao Miyazaki's Fascinating And Beguiling 'The Wind Rises'

    Last year's Venice Film Festival saw a number of filmmakers push outside their comfort zone. Alfonso Cuarón made a 3D blockbuster set entirely in zero gravity. Kelly Reichardt made a thriller. Stephen Frears made a good movie. But no departure has been greater from a filmmaker than the one that Haya...

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    Review: If Miyazaki's 'The Wind Rises' Is Really His Final Film, It's An Appropriate One

    Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki has achieved status as one of the great filmmakers of his time, with a distinctive visual sensibility that has garnered comparisons to Walt Disney and a depth of imagination that defies any classification other than Miyazaki's own head. From "Princess Mononoke" to th...

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    Miyazaki Talks Retirement, Oscars, True History in 'The Wind Rises'

    Well, I hate to break it to you, but during my satellite interview at Team Disney last week on the Oscar-nominated "The Wind Rises," Hayao Miyazaki confirmed that he will not direct another movie.

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    Miyazaki Thanks Academy

    When Hayao Miyazaki officially announced his retirement back in September, it seemed like he wasn't going to back down. But since then, rumors have circulated that the 73-year-old Studio Ghibli director may not stick the landing. In other news, the director graciously thanked the Academy for nominat...

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    Watch: 'The Simpsons’ Tribute To Hayao Miyazaki & Studio Ghibli

    The Simpsons is curious show. The longest running American sitcom in history (25 seasons long), its relevancy and quality dropped off hard after season 10, but in recent years it’s made a bit of a comeback. And certainly they’ve been more relevant than ever in the movie world with recent impressive ...

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    Watch: This Week's 'The Simpsons' Includes a Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki

    This Sunday, January 12th's episode of "The Simpsons" will feature a new couch gag from Bill Plympton and a tribute to another distinctive animator -- Hayao Miyazaki.

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    Watch: A Lyrical, Dialogue-Free Trailer for Hayao Miyazaki's Farewell 'The Wind Rises'

    Ahead of its February 21 limited stateside release (it already had an Oscar-qualifying run in New York and Los Angeles that wrapped November 14), Hayao Miyazaki's final animated feature "The Wind Rises" has gotten a U.S. trailer from distributor Touchstone Pictures.

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