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The Wind Rises

Master Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki (My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Ponyo) has threatened many times to retire, but it looks like this historical biopic may really be his final masterpiece. This beautiful adventure tale tells the (highly fictionalized) story of (real-life) World War II fighter plane designer Jiro Horikoshi. The film covers a lot of ground—from the Great Depression to the Tokyo earthquake of 1923 to the rise of fascism in Japan. No, it's not Miyazaki's most family-friendly pic. But what he loses in epic fantasy, he makes up for in rich period detail. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Mandy Patinkin, Werner Herzog and Jennifer Grey provide voices for the American dub. 126 minutes PG-13.