Why you should watch ‘Mary and The Witch’s Flower’ this weekend

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Recently, it's felt almost like our duty to live in a world devoid of magic. When everything's falling apart, there's this pressure to "live in the real world" — to replace all wonder and hope with horror and pragmatism.

Unless you're watching Mary and The Witch's Flower, which blurs the lines between fantasy and realism, turning the everyday into an enchantment. And luckily the US dub, featuring voice talent like Kate Winslet and Jim Broadbent, premiered just in time for the weekend.

When animation legend Studio Ghibli appeared to be shutting down in 2015, it felt like our world lost a whole lot of magic. Studio Ghibli feature films just weren't financially viable anymore. There was no longer a place for those awe-inspiring, imaginative, heartfelt, and painstakingly hand-drawn worlds that defined so many of our childhoods. Read more...

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