taurusvenus’s review published on Letterboxd:
“The spirit of witches, the spirit of artists, the spirit of bakers”
Obviously my favourite Miyazaki. I love Jiji so much. I love the lesbian grandmas, the queer artist mentor, the gender flipped damsel in distress, etc. The Yumi Matsutoya songs are so good, too.
A movie night to meet Ben and Sarah’s new sweet angel kitten Jelly Roll. 🐱 Also with Crispin (a cat), David, Doug, and Yelena, who had terrific commentary pointing out how problematic Tombo is. (“He sucks.” “He’s stalking her.” “He’s gaslighting her.” “He’s eroticizing her for being a witch”)