Studio Ghibli Fest Reviews

I will be reviewing all of the movies a part of Studio Ghibli Fest. Check out all of my reviews below and keep coming back for more.


Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Though both the legendary Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata have created many excellent films under the Ghibli name, their talents came together even before Studio Ghibli was created. Their first… READ MORE→

Howl’s Moving Castle4.5

When seeing the lineup for this year’s Studio Ghibli Fest, I was more than excited to see one of my personal favorites, Howl’s Moving Castle, kicking off this year’s series.… READ MORE→


2018 Lineup


Castle in the Sky4.5

What a better way to end my time with Studio Ghibli Fest 2018 than with the first film ever made by Studio Ghibli, Castle in the Sky. In some ways… READ MORE→

Spirited Away4.5

Easily regarded as both Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki’s best film, the Academy Award winning Spirited Away mostly holds up to this acclaim and brings incredibly vibrant and fun fantasy… READ MORE→

My Neighbor Totoro5

Seen as one of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki’s most memorable films, My Neighbor Totoro truly is one of their best films and contains some of Ghibli’s most imaginative characters.… READ MORE→

Grave of the Fireflies5

Getting away from the more fantasy filled worlds that Studio Ghibli is known for, Grave of the Fireflies brings its viewers into a gripping and realistic world filled with emotionally… READ MORE→

Princess Mononoke5

Regarded as one of Studio Ghibli’s as well as Miyazaki’s best works, Princess Mononoke truly lives up to and exceeds this high standard. Its beautiful design and impactful message are… READ MORE→

Pom Poko4.5

Being both an odd and excellent entry for Studio Ghibli, the late Isao Takahata’s Pom Poko is an incredibly fun and magical tale that touches on important issues traditionally not… READ MORE→

Porco Rosso4.5

Many might not recognize the name Porco Rosso when looking at Studio Ghibli’s filmography, but those who have actually seen the film would recognize it as one of their best.… READ MORE→

The Cat Returns2

The Cat Return’s is one Miyazaki’s real duds and feels completely out of the norm compared to the acclaimed creator’s work. Its short runtime and little emotional impact strongly take… READ MORE →


Studio Ghibli’s Ponyo is a visually stunning film that appeals to both kids and those that are kids at heart. It’s full of fun characters, who are voiced by an… READ MORE →