Tag Archives: animation

A Timely Blogathon: Hell and Back (2015)

Originally posted on MovieRob:
This post is the next entry in this month’s A Timely Blogathon being run by Anna of Film Grimoire and myself.  This review of Hell and Back (2015) by Tom of  Digital Shortbread Check out his site which is filled with movie reviews, (long and short ones), actor profiles, 30 on…

A Timely Blogathon: Garden of Words (2013)

Originally posted on MovieRob:
This post is the next entry in this month’s A Timely Blogathon being run by Anna of Film Grimoire and myself.  This review of Garden of Words (2013) is by S.G. of Rhyme and Reason Check out his site which is filled with movie reviews along with a poetry twist! Tnx…

A Timely Blogathon: When The Wind Blows (1986)

This newest review for A Timely Blogathon comes from Nathan AKA Bubbawheat of Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights. Nathan’s most excellent blog is focused on superhero films and films based on comic books (or graphic novels, if you prefer). So it seems only fitting that Nathan would choose to review a film based on a […]

Thoughts on… Inside Out (2015)

Pixar Animation Studio’s fifteenth feature film, Inside Out (2015, dir. Pete Docter) is a psycho-educational tale about the turbulence and development of emotions in the mind of one young girl. Its synopsis is as follows: After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, […]

Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy? (2013): “The world is a very puzzling place.”

Director Michel Gondry’s newest mindbending masterpiece, Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy? (2013) communicates a series of conversations between Gondry himself and famed linguist, philosopher, and political activist Noam Chomsky. These conversations are brought to life through spirited animations that reflect Gondry’s surreal view on life, and contain questions about human nature, evolution, language, […]

Cara’s Blogiversary Bash: Spirited Away (2001)

The lovely Cara of Silver Screen Serenade is celebrating her first blogiversary with a big party! As a part of this momentous occasion, she called upon fellow bloggers to send in something about their most beloved films to celebrate. So, I decided to write a little review (bonus party kangaroos here) of one of my […]

The Garden of Words (2013): Quick-shot review!

A short Japanese anime film about an unlikely relationship between a teenage boy and an older woman, The Garden of Words (2013, dir. Makoto Shinkai) is quite a charming little film. One rainy morning, Takao decides to skip school and go for a walk through the park to enjoy the weather. When wandering through the […]

Princess Mononoke (1997): Quick-shot review!

With the relatively recent retirement of Studio Ghibli genius Hayao Miyazaki, I’ve decided to revisit some of his classics. Princess Mononoke (1997) is one of Miyazaki’s most well-known films, famously ranking sixth on Roger Ebert’s top 10 list of 1999 (his review of the film is also required reading).  This fantastical animated film focuses on the conflict […]

The Congress (2013): “How do I know if I’m dreaming?”

Ari Folman’s The Congress (2013) is a surreal blend between live action and animation, starring actress Robin Wright as an alternate version of herself. Robin has reached a point in her acting career where it’s difficult to get good roles. Her agent introduces her to a man with a strange proposition in order to sustain her career […]

Waltz With Bashir (2008): “Memory takes us where we need to go.”

Waltz With Bashir (2008), directed by Ari Folman, is a Israeli animated film which explores the concept of trauma and its relationship with memory. Years after his service with the Israeli Defense Force during what Israel calls the Lebanon War, Ari Folman (the director, and also main character) meets a friend who explains that he […]