I just got back from watching The Wind Rises, the new film by Hayao Miyazaki. I've been excited to see this since I heard he had a movie coming out. Of course, that's dangerous; you might end up anticipating it too much, so it ends up disappointing. But while this isn't the best film I've seen by Miyazaki, I did enjoy it. Indeed, technically the film is a masterpiece of storytelling; it even avoids the weak endings of the otherwise perfect Spirited Away or Princess Mononoke.