Ku! Kin-Dza-Dza review: Cello and Planet Sympathy

An animated Russian feature and a satire of the modern world in Ku! Kin-Dza-Dza. Read the film review.

The King of Pigs review: It hurts to be a human

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The South Korean animated film King of Pigs is a fascinating study of violence destroying humanity.

Arjun, The Warrior Prince review: Prince or Warrior

The Indian feature film on the Mahabharata hero Arjun is a welcome, if incomplete portrayal of a nation and its own, distinctive codes.

Persistence of Vision: A long day's journey into Arabian nights

A documentary on the ill-fated feature project of the Academy Award-winning animator, Richard Williams, illuminated aspects of the animation business usually left untold.

The Suicide Shop: Α pret-a-porter of the human spirit

The Suicide Shop (Le magasin des sucides) by Patrice Leconte is an anomaly: a film that is so warm that belies its subject-matter, but also contrived and stereotyped.

The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki: Can't learn everything

The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki by Mamoru Hosoda is a well-studied, but lifeless experiment on identity and the motive of the feral child.

Approved for Adoption Review: Sweet and Complicated

Approved for Adoption (Couleur de peau: miel / Skin color: honey) by Jung and Laurent Boileau  is a welcome study of a neglected area in child development, but minimizes all the harsh edges of the adoption predicament it describes.

Benjamin Rabier review: The man who made the animals laugh

A new documentary film on the French pioneer illustrator and animator, Benjamin Rabier, the man behind the laughing cow. Read the film review.

Selkirk, the real Robinson Crusoe review: You don't need to toss a coin

The stop-motion feature film Selkirk, The Real Robinson Crusoe, by the Uruguyan director Walter Tournier is short of flashy adventures, but full of character motivation.

It's Such a Beautiful Day review: Mind your head

Don Hertzfeldt's It's Such A Beautiful Day is a heart-breaking and mesmerizing film on life and the passing of time. 

Daddy I'm a Zombie review: Dorothy goes to the underworld

Daddy, I'm A Zombie offers a consistent young adolescent adventure to the zombie world, even though its Wizard of Oz narrative strategy makes the film more of a deja-vu.

Frankenweenie review: Hollywood goes to the cemetery

Tim Burton's stop-motion Frankenweenie is a welcome reminder of what classic horror pictures used to be, but prefers to describe horror rather than cause it.

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