Tag Archives: Animation

Ruben Brandt, Collector (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): An animation film about therapeutic heist

Hungarian animation feature film “Ruben Brandt, Collector” is a visual joy to behold. Freely and joyfully wielding its wacky, distinctive style across the screen, the film constantly dazzles us with numerous fantastic sights apparently inspired by many different artworks from … Continue reading

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) ☆☆☆☆(4/4): A timeless live-action/animated fantasy

Still holding its place well in the history of movie special effects even after 30 years, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” remains as a timeless entertainment. Although mixing animation into live-action scenes has been relatively less awesome these days thanks to … Continue reading

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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Silly but uproarious

While being as silly as its title suggests, animation film “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” is often quite funny as gleefully and knowingly embracing its sheer goofiness. When I watched its trailer early in this year, I thought it … Continue reading

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Moana (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): When she follows the Ocean’s call

“Moana” is a model Disney animation feature film which dutifully follows its familiar storytelling formula with a number of nice changes and variations. Again, we have a spirited young heroine who comes to find her inner strength through one adventurous … Continue reading

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Seoul Station (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Zombie night in Seoul

Zombie apocalypse fictions are dime a dozen in these days, but South Korean animation feature film “Seoul Station” has its own disturbing darkness to distinguish itself among other zombie movies. While its zombies are frightening as required, it is also … Continue reading

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Inside Out (2015) ☆☆☆☆(4/4) : Inside the state of mind

Pixar has done it again. Their new animation film “Inside Out” is a simple but sublime work which not only delights us with its boundless imagination but also touches us with its dexterous storytelling. At first, you will be amazed … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4): Studio Ghibli in Twilight

As a gentle tribute to one great animation director who has been one of the key leading figure in Studio Ghibli, Japanese documentary “The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness” has a bittersweet quality considering the uncertain future of Studio Ghibli … Continue reading

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