animation

ONLY YESTERDAY, Isao Takahata's Forgotten Masterpiece, 30 Years Later
ONLY YESTERDAY, Isao Takahata’s Forgotten Masterpiece, 30 Years Later

Thirty years on, the poignant, thoughtful Only Yesterday stands out as a mature, sophisticated gem among Studio Ghibli’s catalog.

FROM UP ON POPPY HILL Gorō Miyazaki's Best Film, 10 Years Later
FROM UP ON POPPY HILL: Gorō Miyazaki’s Best Film, 10 Years Later

Looking at the legacy of Gorō Miyazaki’s best film, From Up On Poppy Hill, which was written by his father, the legendary Hayao Miyazaki.

NEW FRENCH SHORTS: Bienvenue au cinéma
NEW FRENCH SHORTS: Bienvenue au cinéma

The 2021 collection of New French shorts has a wide range of genres, from science-fiction to slice-of-life realism, and some wildly experimental animation.

EARWIG AND THE WITCH: Studio Ghibli's Riskiest Director Dives Into The Third Dimension
EARWIG AND THE WITCH: Studio Ghibli’s Riskiest Director Dives Into The Third Dimension

The potential with this was promising, and yet they couldn’t quite make it work.

ARLO THE ALLIGATOR BOY: A Charming Welcome
ARLO THE ALLIGATOR BOY: A Charming Welcome

Despite its immense charm in its animation, music and characters, there are vital story elements in Arlo the Alligator Boy that are lacking.

RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON: A Beautiful Albeit Flawed Tale of Unity
RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON: A Beautiful Albeit Flawed Tale of Unity

It might be conventional in its storytelling, but the stunning animation, lovely characters, beautiful music, and heartfelt messages won me over.

TOM & JERRY: A Gross Imposter
TOM & JERRY: A Gross Imposter

Full of unfunny human characters and a plot that doesn’t even involve its iconic animal characters, Tom & Jerry is a gross miscalculation.

Sundance 2021 Report 1: CRYPTOZOO, JOHN AND THE HOLE & KNOCKING
Sundance 2021 Report 1: CRYPTOZOO, JOHN AND THE HOLE & KNOCKING

From adult animation about cryptids to thrillers, in her first report from The 2021 Sundance Film Festival Kristy Strouse gives us her first three reviews.

FISH S1E1: Not Fun. Not Funny. Not Worth It.
FISH S1E1: Not Fun. Not Funny. Not Worth It.

Besides, a halfway decent premise, I can’t otherwise find a single reason to waste your time with this hacky, uninspired show.

SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN: How Santa Conquers The Nazis
SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN: How Santa Conquers The Nazis

This battle of Nazis versus Christmas forms the unusual narrative backbone of a bizarre yet beloved Christmas classic: Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town.

The Miseducation Of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, A Legitimate Gay Icon
The Miseducation Of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, A Legitimate Gay Icon

The story of Rudolph is a celebration of the outcasts, yes, but what makes it gay?

KILL IT AND LEAVE THIS TOWN: A Markedly Somber & Mesmerizing Animated Journey
KILL IT AND LEAVE THIS TOWN: A Markedly Somber & Mesmerizing Animated Journey

Mariusz Wilczynski’s Kill It and Leave This Town is art in its purest form; sincere, evocative, and intimate.

THE SIMPSONS Epic Treehouse of Horror Marathon

Stephanie Archer presents the best 13 episodes of the Treehouse of Horror series in this epic marathon from The Simpsons.

"We Need To Start Living As If We Are A Part Of The Ecosystem.” Interview With Tomm Moore And Ross Stewart, Directors Of WOLFWALKERS
“We Need To Start Living As If We Are A Part Of The Ecosystem.” Interview With Tomm Moore And Ross Stewart, Directors Of WOLFWALKERS

Daryl MacDonald spoke with Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart to discuss the third in their unofficial Celtic folklore triptych: Wolfwalkers.

London Film Festival 2020: WOLFWALKERS
London Film Festival 2020: WOLFWALKERS

In an era where hand-drawn animations are fewer and fewer, films like this one ought to be shouted from the rooftops and celebrated.