Tag: animation

Tribeca 2022 Review: MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH MARRIAGE, Animated Female Empowerment

Latvian-American animator Signe Baumane revisits her two short marriage stints and debunks the mythology of love in a semi-autobiographical feature film.

Now on Home Video: PANDA! GO, PANDA!, When the World Was Young

Takahata and Miyazaki, before Studio Ghibli, collaborated on an utterly delightful animated concoction.

Review: In MAD GOD, Monsters Run Amuck

Master stop-motion animator Phil Tippett's unsettling, yet still somewhat perversely mesmerizing spectacle, is a marvel to behold.

Review: FORTUNE FAVORS LADY NIKUKO, Maternal Love, Adolescent Yearning

Director Watanabe Ayumu ('Children of the Sea') orchestrates a gentle, gloriously beautiful symphony of color, illuminating the complexities of adolescence.

Review: THE BOB'S BURGERS MOVIE Is The Feel-Good Feast You Deserve

The art of adapting an animated series to feature length is a bit of a tricky thing. With twelve seasons of history, there is the danger that the Bob’s Burgers story has been thoroughly told; thankfully that’s not the case...

Review: POUPELLE OF CHIMNEY TOWN, Heart Warming and Beautiful

Based on a children's book written by Japanese comedian Nishino Akihiro, Poupelle of Chimney Town is an anime film which premièred in Japan on Christmas of 2020. That's a fortuitous time of the year to see it for sure, as...

Review: UNDONE, Beware Digging Into the Past

Rosa Salazar and Bob Odenkirk star in the animated series from creators Kate Purdy and Raphael Bob-Waksberg ('BoJack Horseman').

Review: THE BAD GUYS, Pleasant, Fun-Filled, Kid-Friendly Flick

The latest from DreamWorks Animation consistently soars on its visual style and imaginative set-piece pyrotechnics.

Now Streaming: SPY X FAMILY, What We All Want

The anime Spring Simulcast Season is upon us! Especially on Crunchyroll.

Pretty Packaging: The FIREBALL XL5 Boxset Is Out Of This World

Gerry and Sylvia Anderson are known as legends in the field of science fiction television series, and rightfully so. While they are probably most famous for their live action series Space: 1999 and the puppet series Thunderbirds, they have been...

Now Streaming: THERMAE ROMAE NOVAE Bathes, KOTARO LIVES ALONE Kids

Two new series on Netflix kick off the Spring 2022 anime season with a lotta cartoon butt.

SCARE PACKAGE II: RAD CHAD'S REVENGE: New Cast And Directors Announced For Anthology Sequel

Good news for fans of Shudder's horror anthology Scare Package. There's going to be a sequel and today they announced some of the new cast members and directors joining the next film, Scare Package II: Rad Chad's Revenge.    New...

Shudder in March: THE SCARY OF SIXTY-FIRST, THE SEED, THE BUNKER GAME, THE SPINE OF NIGHT And NIGHT'S END

Just a couple more weeks until we start seeing the backside of Old Man Winter, we hope. Apart from Bewaring the Ides of March and praying that pubs will remain open for Let's All Pretend We're Irish Day, for horror...

THE SPINE OF NIGHT Giveaway: Win a 4K UHD DVD/Blu-ray SteelBook®

This epic fantasy tale, about the history of a land that never was, begins when an ambitious young man steals forbidden knowledge from a sacred plant. He falls to its darker temptations and in so doing, unleashes ages of suffering...

Teaser: Deaf Crocodile Announces Cult Romanian Animation DELTA SPACE MISSION 4K Restoration Blu-ray

Boutique cult distribution company Deaf Crocodile has made quite a name for itself in a very short time. Following up on their stunning release of Jean Louis Roy's The Unknown Man of Shandigor, and the announcement of their ongoing Russian...

Short Film: Seth Smith's existential-animation DUST BATH is on Vimeo

This is public service announcement that Canadian auteur of the surreal and strange, Seth Smith (The Crescent, Tin Can), made a 2 minute animated short about poultry and death and the circle of life, called Dust Bath, which is now...

Review: BELLE, Feast For the Eyes Leaves a Warm Feeling

At this stage of his career, I think it's pretty safe to say that Mamoru Hosoda has firmly established himself as one of the best contemporary Japanese animation directors. He's also no stranger at the Sitges Film Festival, where he...

Review: FLEE, Guise and Truth in Animated Documentary on Flight of the Refugees

Jonas Poher Rasmussen's animated documentary chronicles the harrowing journey of an Afghan war refugee.

Exclusive: COSMIC DAWN Trailer Debut, Compelling UFO Cult Mysteries

[ Updated 11/18: New poster added! ] We've got a cult, UFOs, and mysteries galore. In other words, the striking first trailer for Cosmic Dawn does exactly what a trailer should do: ignite a compelling desire to see the film....

Morbido 2021: Mexican Genre Fest's Lineup And Poster Revea... OH MY GOD THAT'S HIS HEART!

Not gonna lie, not being able to go to Morbido two years in row is really hitting us in the feels. We're going to try to make up for it this week by going to our favorite, local taquiras for...