Tag Archives: Animation Film

The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): One phantasmagoric night

Japanese animation feature film “The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl” is a phantasmagoric fantasy which literally goes wild with its style and imagination. Although I must point out that it could not wholly engage me as I became more … Continue reading

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Incredibles 2 (2018) ☆☆☆1/2 (3.5/4): The family back in action

“Incredibles 2”, which is a long-awaited sequel to “Incredibles” (2004), is as fun and exciting as its predecessor. Although its story and characters are understandably a bit less fresh in comparison, it does not lose any sense of fun and … Continue reading

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Isle of Dogs (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): All the shabby dogs

“Isle of Dogs”, a stop-motion animated film by Wes Anderson, impresses me with its shabby charm while also bothering me with its questionable case of cultural appropriation. Although I admire the painstaking efforts put into every shot of the film … Continue reading

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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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