Scott Marks 3:30 p.m., Dec. 24
The Wind Rises (Kazetachinu)
File under: animation complication. You see what happens when you start admiring the work of someone from another culture? You see? Suddenly, you're forced to confront his admiration for the beautiful work of his countrymen, which work produced machines that brought great suffering to your countrymen. If you're having trouble separating the artistic output of say, Woody Allen or Roman Polanski from their actual personal selves, how are you gonna handle a story about the crazy dreamer who designed the Zero fighter plane? 2014.