Just a quick entry by way of pointing to my A.V. Club Primer on the films of Studio Ghibli. Argue over your favorties in the comments — and be sure to scold me for my insufficient love of Spirited Away. And really, watch Pom Poko next chance you get.
Previously: Reviews of The Secret World of Arrietty, Howl's Moving Castle, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and My Neighbor Totoro, plus a talk with Neil Gaiman about writing the English-language script for Mononoke. I reviewed Ponyo as well, but the internet seems to have et that one.