Tag Archives: Animation Film

Mary and the Witch’s Flower (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A girl’s wondrous magic adventure

Right from its very first shot, Japanese animation feature film “Mary and the Witch’s Flower”, the first work from Studio Ponoc, tries to follow the footsteps of Studio Ghibli, and the result is successful to some degrees. While its artistic … Continue reading

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Early Man (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A minor work from Aardman Animations

“Early Man”, the latest animation film from Aardman Animations, is enjoyable but surprisingly slight in many aspects. While I liked some of its good moments, I somehow came to be rather distant to its story and characters instead of fully … Continue reading

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Ethel & Ernest (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): The life story of one ordinary couple

British animation feature film “Ethel & Ernest” is about one ordinary couple who lived together for more than 40 years. Based on Raymond Briggs’ acclaimed graphic novel which was based on the life story of his parents in real life, … Continue reading

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Ferdinand (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): A predictable but entertaining work from Blue Sky Studios

“Ferdinand”, the latest animation feature film from Blue Sky Studios, is predictable but entertaining work coupled with nice lessons for its target audiences. While it is hampered by its thin plot and weak characterization at times, the film mostly works … Continue reading

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The Breadwinner (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): The story of a young girl in Kabul

“The Breadwinner”, a little animation feature film which was recently nominated for Best Animated Feature Oscar, distinguishes itself with its simple but appealing storytelling coupled with an impressive animation style. While its story often feels bleak and desperate for good … Continue reading

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Coco (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A lovely Mexican fantasy tale from Pixar

Alternatively enchanting and moving, “Coco” is another lovely work from Pixar Animation Studios. Right from its very first scene, I was instantly charmed by its colorful style and vibrant spirit, and that was just the beginning of more things to … Continue reading

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Loving Vincent (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): An impressionistic animation film a la Van Gogh

Animation feature film “Loving Vincent” gave me one of the most colorful experiences of this year. Vividly and authentically recreating that recognizable oil painting style of Vincent van Gogh, the film puts us right into its stylish world filled with … Continue reading

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