Reality and fiction blend, weaving a quasi-detective story in a hand-painted, visually stunning animated film.
An animated horror fantasy about children (or anthropomorphic characters who are children), facing drug addictions, mutilations, and murders.
A beautiful, deeply empathetic, world-embracing lip smack of an animated film.
The death and destruction of World War II are pushed into the background of a family’s normal daily life until the horror arrives on their doorstep.
This has been quite the year for enchanting animated films. One can add Kubo and the Two Strings to that list.
A visual delight and a beautifully rendered, intriguing imagining of a little-known female artist’s life.
Two films to discover at the 54th New York Film Festival: The Rehearsal, with one of the best ensembles in the program, and the animated teen meltdown My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea.
A gorgeously drawn, beautifully scored, and, as is wont with most erotic Japanese anime, disturbing film,
This year, the two best films made by first-time feature filmmakers at Cannes were animated. Both movies are told with precision but without rigidity. In both cases, you won’t know where the free-flowing story is headed.