Makoto Nagahisa’s wild video game flavored comedy about a group of jaded orphans is like nothing you’ve ever seen.
Keiichi Hara’s candy-colored fairy tale is certainly a feast for the eyes, even if its story is skin deep.
The second season of Netflix’s kawaii-metal workplace anime elevates its adorable gimmick with a newfound maturity.
(Every month, we at The Spool select a Filmmaker of the Month, honoring the life and works of […]
Howl’s Moving Castle, Hayao Miyazaki’s sprawling, mythic steampunk fantasy from 2004, is one of the master’s more underrated features.
One of Hayao Miyazaki’s lighter, sentimental films is a celebration of ordinary life & parental love as seen through the eyes of a child.
One of Miyazaki’s most enduring classics, Princess Mononoke addresses the concepts of violence and hatred in a way young viewers can understand.
Porco Rosso is yet another swashbuckling adventure in the grand tradition of Hayao Miyazaki, a high-flying caper about a flying pig who’s also a sea pirate.
Miyazaki’s animated classic effortlessly blends magical realism with a relatable coming-of-age story about building community.
In 1988, Hayao Miyazaki found a bright, adorable way to explore the freedom and exuberance of childhood, and invites adults to see it anew.
While it doesn’t have the reputation of Miyazaki’s later works, Studio Ghibli’s sophomore film serves as a lovely steampunk primer to the man’s filmography.
Before Studio Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki honed his craft on one of the liveliest anime action-adventures of all time.
Netflix’s fly-on-the-wall Japanese reality show is a heartwarming, intimate alternative to cutthroat reality competitions.
We sit down with the director of the upcoming long-distance running doc 3100: Run and Become to talk […]
Hausu’s Nobuhiko Obayashi starts wrapping up his 60-year career in filmmaking with a deeply weird, compellingly stream-of-consciousness wartime […]
Koki Shigeno’s documentary tries hard to be the next Jiro Dreams of Sushi; however, unlike a good bowl […]