Suzume, 2022 - ★★★

I thought it was ok. Too long with some sections dragging on but not in an interesting way. I don’t like the look of a lot of modern anime like this, it’s too shiny and over-saturated. Reminds me of gaudy, over-processed HDR photos. I also find the tone and performances pitched one or two notches too high for my taste. Vastly prefer Ghibli’s more understated visual and performance style.

Neil Bruder @neilbruder