Foreign

“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

Film, Foreign

April and the definitely, weird, out of the ordinary world.

Originally published 1/07/18. This post has been edited. April and the Extraordinary World (2015) (or April et le Monde Truque) is an original work co-directed by Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci. It is a French-Belgian-Canadian production. I’ve found that French/Canadian cartoons tend to be a little more risqué in nature than American ones, even if they’re meant… Continue reading April and the definitely, weird, out of the ordinary world.

Film, Foreign, Netflix

“I Lost My Body,” a tragic tale with a genetic twist

From my very limited knowledge of French cinema, I have come to the conclusion that France is very good at making these very esoteric, plotless kind of conflictless films, while still making them emotional and engaging. And I Lost My Body is a pretty good example. The film follows a disembodied hand on its journey… Continue reading “I Lost My Body,” a tragic tale with a genetic twist

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Phantom Boy is a shadow of what it could be

Phantom Boy (2015)  , directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol (both of “A Cat in Paris” fame)  is one of those movies that has been on my Netflix queue for a long time that I’ve never found time to watch. I was drawn in by its animation style and the summary which promised a… Continue reading Phantom Boy is a shadow of what it could be