Lights Camera Critic: The Films of Hayao Miyazaki (Part One)

Lights, Camera, Critic writes: My ‘Japanese Cinema Month’ is nearing its end. And after flicking through my reviews, I have failed to write about the most inspirational and prolific directors of Japanese cinema and animation, Hayao Miyazaki. While many will be aware of his award-winning Spirited Away and the recent Ponyo, his filmography goes back to well into the late 1970s. Now at the age of 70, his capacity and ability to craft films that continuously gain critical acclaim and awards, is simply amazing. In the animated world, and general cinema for that matter, I don’t think any director has managed to dish out so many fantastic and unique films. Thus I give you my take on his filmography:

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