Eric Trapp’s review published on Letterboxd:
A top-tier Miyazaki. A top-tier film within the animated medium. Probably the most underrated work of Joe Hisaishi when it comes to his music for Ghibli movies. Just a perfect little movie about following your passions, struggling with burn-out, finding yourself and realizing your worth both on your own and with the help of your friends. Beautiful and delightful.
But, just like my Howl’s Moving Castle entry, I just needed a post to provide a little update. Sorry I’ve been super inactive! Movies are still a passion of mine but I’m the kind of person that hops from hobby to hobby and does them in bursts, or phases. Right now I’m just falling hard back into gaming with titles like Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Astral Chain, Link’s Awakening (the Nintendo Switch is one of the best gaming consoles in the industry’s history don’t fking @ me) and Control. I’ve also been watching a good bit of TV! The new Shinichiro Watanabe anime series on Netflix called Carole & Tuesday was beautiful and a total joy to watch! It comes highly recommended, the man is a genius. I’ve also been rewatching The Good Place with my girlfriend bc she’d yet to hop on that train. Still wholesome, still fun, still fucking hilarious.
It’s been a minute since I’ve been to the movies and I’ve really been falling behind on newer releases. However, I am SO prepared to see Ad Astra, can’t wait to go check that movie out! Hope y’all have been well.