Thanks to HBOMax’s amazing selection of animation I was finally, finally, finally able to watch The Night is Short, Walk on Girl. And it was...an experience. I wish I had had a drink or two while I watched it. It’s one of those kinds of movies - very esoteric with little meaningful plot but interesting… Continue reading Masaaki Yuasa brings us another classic with “The Night is Short, Walk on Girl.”
Tag: 2017 animated movies
An odd adaptation of an Oz adventure
Fantastic Journey to Oz is a Russian animated adaptation based on a Russian novel called Urfin Jus and His Wooden Soldiers/.
“Animal Crackers” is Racist Poorly-Written Trash
Why did I waste nearly two hours of my life on this movie? I knew it wasn’t going to be good. I knew it was going to be full of clichés and plot contrivances. But I had hoped that maybe this movie would have some spectacular element, that I would appreciate a single part of… Continue reading “Animal Crackers” is Racist Poorly-Written Trash
“Lu Over the Wall” needs more work to make the cut
While Lu Over the Wall focuses mainly on music and xenophobia while Ponyo is more focused on environmentalism and the idea of change.
100% cotton underwear makes for a near 100% film in Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.
This review was originally posted on January 28, 2018. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie was probably the best superhero film of 2017. And for damn good reason. It’s an adaptation that holds true to the spirit of its source material and finding a way to work well in a new format. If you’re a… Continue reading 100% cotton underwear makes for a near 100% film in Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.
“MFKZ” is a movie that should have stayed abbreviated
The thing about the 2017 adult animated movie MFKZ, also known as Mutafukaz (yes, like that curse word) is that I can see exactly why people enjoy this film: a fairly interesting premise, great animation, a banging soundtrack, top-notch voice acting... But, for the life of me, I just didn’t find the film particularly engaging.… Continue reading “MFKZ” is a movie that should have stayed abbreviated