Tag: animation

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...

Friday One Sheet: THE SPINE OF NIGHT

The neo-psychedelic, pink and blue poster for The Spine of Night hits kind of a Twilight Zone on Acid vibe, with a hint of Krull.  Morgan Galen King and Philip Gelat's rotoscoped ultra-violent fantasy film is coming to the end...

Sitges 2021 Review: BELLE

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. And he's also no stranger at Sitges, where he has won...

THE SPINE OF NIGHT Official Trailer is Here, Red or Green Band. Play The Red One. The Red One. So Much Red.

In THE SPINE OF NIGHT, an ultra-violent fantasy epic, ancient dark magic falls into sinister hands and unleashes ages of suffering onto mankind. A group of heroes from different eras and cultures must band together in order to defeat it...

Vancouver 2021: CRYPTOZOO Review

A young couple go for a walk in a forest, make love, and encounter a gigantic fence. On impulse they decide to climb over it, curious about what could be on the other side. Anyone who has seen a Jurassic...

Locarno 2021 Review: MAD GOD, Macabre and Scatological Coalesce in Phil Tippett's Nihilistic Stop-Motion Epic

Jan Švankmajer meets Clive Barker in a smorgasbord of a stream-of-consciousness savage weirdness.

Review: STAR WARS: VISIONS, Undeniably Cool, Undeniably Awesome

The essential anthology series begins streaming Wednesday, September 22 on Disney+.

Review: LITTLE VAMPIRE (PETIT VAMPIRE), Monsters Are People Too

French filmmaker and comic book artist Joann Sfar adapts his own graphic novel series into an animated adventure.

Toronto 2021 Short Film, Short Review: DUST BATH

I am cognizant of the fact that it might take you longer to read this review than to watch the one hundred and twenty seconds of this animated short involving chickens searching for scratch, and philosophizing on the circle of...

SHIROBAKO THE MOVIE Sets U.S. Theatrical Release

Anime fans in the United States now have reason to anticipate August 10. That's when Shirobako The Movie will be unleashed upon discerning theaters nationwide. I freely admit that I know nothing about the manga or anime series, but the...

Locarno 2021: MAD GOD Teaser From Phil Tippett

Mad God is complete! Mad God is complete! Why aren't you jumping up and down with me right now? We first wrote about Mad God in 2017, but the roots of the film date back much further. Filmmaker and creature...

Review: SPIRIT UNTAMED Draws Within the Lines

Isabela Merced, Marsai Martin, Mckenna Grace, Andre Braughter, Walton Goggins, Julianne Moore and Jake Gyllenhaal lead the cast of an animated Western.

Now Streaming: STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH, Cut and Run

Dee Bradley Baker and Michelle Ang star in the animated adventure, now streaming on Disney Plus.

Now Streaming: ATTACK OF THE DEMONS Fits Perfectly on Shudder

Directed by Eric Power, the small-town setting allows for an unexpected horror uprising in an animated, bloody surprise.

Now Streaming: 100% WOLF, 98% Too Cute for Words

Ilai Swindells, Samara Weaving, Jai Courtney and Rhys Darby lead the voice cast in an animated Australian feature, now streaming on Hulu.

SXSW 2021 Review: THE SPINE OF NIGHT's Fantasy Revels In Rotoscoped Gory Glory

We live in a heyday of adult animation on television, but when it comes to feature length films, it's been a bit more sparse over the last couple of decades. Apart from brutally raunchy fare like the South Park film...