Tag Archives: Animation Film

Mad God (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): The mad imagination of Phil Tippett

To be frank with you, I don’t think I really understand everything presented in “Mad God”, but, boy, what a wild work of grotesque imagination it is. I must warn you in advance that there are lots of disturbing and … Continue reading

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Lightyear (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): A simple lightweight fun from Pixar

“Lightyear”, the latest animation feature film from Pixar Studios, is as funny and lightweight as you can expect. Although it is merely a spin-off story derived from “Toy Story” (1995), the film generates enough charm and spirit from its rather … Continue reading

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The Bad Guys (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Can they possibly be…. good?

DreamWorks animation feature film “The Bad Guys” is fairly predictable in terms of story and characters, but I must admit that it made me chuckle more than once during my viewing. As the comic story about a bunch of criminal … Continue reading

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Apollo 10 1⁄2: A Space Age Childhood (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): That fun time in the 1960s

Richard Linklater’s new animation feature film “Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood”, which was released on Netflix on last Friday, is as sweet, funny, witty, and whimsical as you can expect from his work. Starting with one silly and … Continue reading

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Turning Red (2022) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Her big red secret

Animation feature film “Turning Red”, the latest work from Pixar Animation Studios which unfortunately goes straight to Disney+ instead of being released in theaters, is a delightful female coming-of-age tale peppered with distinctive cultural touches to be appreciated. Like several … Continue reading

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Belle (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): The Dragon and the Freckled Princess

Isn’t it pretty and beautiful to watch? That is what I grudgingly said to myself more than once with growing dissatisfaction while I watched Japanese animation filmmaker Mamoru Hosoda’s latest work “Belle”. On the surface, there is nothing particularly bad … Continue reading

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The House (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Three Tales in the House

Netflix animation feature film “The House”, which was released on last Friday, is a curious mixed bag which still engages us even when it does not work as well as intended. Consisting of three different weird tales, the movie tries … Continue reading

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Sing 2 (2021) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): They’re back with a bigger task…

Animation film “Sing 2”, which is incidentally released as “Sing 2gether” in South Korean theaters, is as effective as its predecessor, and that is all I could say in this review. Just like “Sing” (2016), the film is simply all … Continue reading

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Sing (2016) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): It surely serves you lots of familiar songs

It is hard to be cranky about animation film “Sing”, which uses a bunch of various good songs like linoleum to cover up lots of its notable shortcomings on the floor. Sure, I could see through its many clichéd and … Continue reading

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Flee (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A simple but extraordinary animated documentary film

“Flee”, which was recently selected as the Danish entry to Best International Film Oscar, is a simple but extraordinary animated documentary film. As sensitively and thoughtfully examining one real-life Afghan immigrant’s past which has been suppressed at the corner of … Continue reading

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