Stop-motion horror films might be one of my favorite niche genres. For some reason, the medium intertwines with the genre so well. And Wendell & Wild just proves my theory further.
But much like Studio Ponoc - "The Deer King" has all the trappings of a Ghibli film but none of the heart.
“In 1995, Andy saw a Buzz Lightyear movie, which made him obsessed with the character. So we made that movie,” the opening crawl to Pixar’s Lightyear reads. .
If Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken is the ultimate love letter to animation, its cinematic equivalent is undoubtedly Pompo: The Cinephile.
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.”
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.