Animation

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Assassin Mad God Photo Credit: Shudder

All Hail the ‘Mad God’

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Go to Hell … with Phil Tippett.

Wade Short Film

In Praise of ‘Wade’: The Brutal Animated Climate Change Horror Short

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Climate change, tigers, and the apocalypse, oh my!

Studio Laika: Kubo And The Strings

How Studio Laika Seeds Their Stories with Invisible Labor

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Ah yes, the unseen magical realm to just-out-of-frame animators pipeline.

The Wolf House Horror

How ‘The Wolf House’ Uses Fantasy to Confront the Horrors of History

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Warren Zevon be like “awoooo wolf houses of historical trauma.”

Akira

Why ‘Akira’ Looks Like That: The Technique Behind the Masterpiece

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To this day, no other animated feature looks quite like Katsuhiro Ă”tomo’s 1988 masterpiece.

Paprika

Dream Therapy: The Heartfelt Humanism of Satoshi Kon’s ‘Paprika’

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Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? When it comes to Satoshi Kon’s ‘Paprika’ the answer is an enthusiastic yes.

Toyko Godfathers

What Makes ‘Tokyo Godfathers’ Such a Modern Christmas Classic

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“I always wanted to die drunk in a nice, old house. I’m halfway there.”

Sing 2 review

‘Sing 2’ is a Hollow, Meandering Sequel

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We review the animated sequel, which runs away from any real meaning or emotional depth.

Triplets Of Belleville

Bizarre and Brilliant: The Absurd Optimism of ‘The Triplets of Belleville’

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Why be wholesome or disturbing when you can be both?