The Prophet Review: Sympathy, Not Ecstasy

It is multi-talented, much-loved and needs a lot of sympathy. Still, the feature animation of Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet is an uneven feature - and not because of its episodic structure.

Little From The Fish Shop Review: Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

It will have a hard time getting shown outside of its native country, but this adult and poignant adaptation of Andersen's The Little Mermaid must not get unnoticed.

Moomins on the Riviera Review: More Relaxed than Otherwise Permitted

Something has happened in the 2015 feature adaptation of Tove Jansson's hippopotamus-like creatures.

Song of the Sea Review: Don't Be Afraid to Be A Child in Trouble

Full of magic & beauty, but without unnecessary gimmickry,  the Oscar-nominated Song of the Sea has enough drama and emotion to turn a stone into a Celtic wizard.

Giovanni's Island Review: Whan A Train Bridges an Island

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Mizuho Nishikubo's film is a breathtaking drama (but somewhat overbearing) on children and the WWII war.

POS ESO Review: Heavy Metal is Not Dead

Prepare yourselves for an animated slasher movie out of plasticine. The Spanish SAM pays homage to classic horror films within the family in his first feature, POS ESO.

The Fake Review: From Faith to Fate

Yeon Sangho becomes with his sophomore feature (after the equally blistering King of Pigs) one of the masters of contemporary adult animation.

Rocks in My Pockets Review: When Generations and Genes Collide

A tour de force of independent animation and autobiography triumph by Signe Baumane.

The Boxtrolls Review: Nostalgia Rules Stop-Motion

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Dickens, Hugo and Lewis Carroll vie for attention in the new stop-motion feature pastiche The Boxtrolls by LAIKA.

Jack and the Cuckoo Clock Heart Review

It could have been Pinocchio with a French twist, but Jack and the Cuckoo Clock Heart is more like an animated Romeo, and has its own charms and weaknesses.

Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy Review

Noam Chomsky talks to Michel Gondry (in animation).

Aunt Hilda! Review: The Sense of Ecological Duty (And Beauty)

An enjoyable, environmental case against power accumulation from Folimage studio.


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