SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE Review: Superhero Storytelling Raised to High Art
Shameik Moore and Hailee Steinfeld star in the animated sequel.
Pretty Packaging: GHOST IN THE SHELL Lands An Ultimate Edition
Blu-ray distributor Plaion, previously known in Germany as Koch Media, has been responsible for some Special Editions which were absolute jawdroppers. Their release of Richard Stanley's The Color Out of Space was a highpoint for me in 2020, and last...
STAR WARS: VISIONS Series Two Trailer Delivers Exciting And Eclectic Mix of Styles And Action
Animation at Star Wars remains an integral part of story telling in the greater SWU. Case in point, we saw this as recently as the trailer for the live action series Ohsaka on the weekend, recreating the final moments of...
JOURNEY BACK TO OZ Review: Forgotten Beauty
Liza Minelli voices Dorothy in the animated feature, completed in 1972.
Review: NEW GODS: YANG JIAN, Pretty, Pretty Pictures
Directed by Zhao Ji, the animated adventure from China looks very good.
Now Streaming: THE LEGEND OF VOX MACHINA, Dragons From Nowhere Rain Destruction
The fantasy action-adventure series from Critical Role, animated by Titmouse, returns on Prime Video.
UNICORN WARS Trailer: Teddy Bears And Unicorns Fight to The Death!
In this story of two brother teddy bear soldiers Azulín yearns for unicorn blood to be beautiful for ever and Gordi just wants to be accepted and liked.
Now Streaming: STRANGE WORLD Bombing Was Not Its Fault
By now, critics and audiences have seen and learned about the newest animated Disney film Strange World and how it became one of the biggest bombs in the studio's history. Mel Valentin already reviewed the film and called it wildly...
INFINITY POOL Trailer: Damnit, Brandon Cronenberg's Sundance Title Looks Amazing
If it were any other person the thought of being the offspring of the great David Cronenberg would be daunting. Forunately for us the Cronenberg gene pool is immensely deep, bottomless even. Brandon Cronenberg looks like he's going to...
Review: GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO, Stunningly Realized Stop-Motion Animation
There’s a moment in the stunningly realized Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio where the familiar title character (winningly voiced by Gregory Mann), newly granted a semblance of animated life by a compassionate supernatural spirit, attempts to greet his new “father,” Geppetto...
Review: WENDELL & WILD, A Stop-Motion Roller Coaster
“One scream, and my parents were gone.” After an abrupt car crash (aren’t they all?) a very young girl, Kat, loses her loving, independent and artistic parents. She ends up in “the system,” a series of orphanages and youth detention...
Review: GOODBYE, DON GLEES!, Farewell to Summer. Farewell to Youth.
Directed by Atsuko Ishizuka, the coming of age story is captured in beautiful animation and heartfelt emotions.
Pretty Packaging: BELLE Looks, Well... Beautiful.
We're big fans of director Hosoda Mamoru here at ScreenAnarchy, and each new film of his is followed with interest over here. Our readers tend to agree: last year, my most-viewed article was about the trailer to Hosoda's film Belle....
Review: THE DEER KING, Antlers Up!
Directed by Masashi Ando, making his directorial debut, and Masayuki Miyaji, the sweeping fantasy epic opens in select movie theaters this week.
Now on Blu-ray: POMPO THE CINEPHILE, Pure Pleasure, On Repeat
Director Hirao Takayuku serves up a feast for the senses. Now on Blu-ray from GKids and Shout! Factory.
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...