Tag Archives: Animation

Strange World – Film Review

Director: Don Hall Writer: Qui Nguyen Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid, Jaboukie Young-White, Gabrielle Union, Lucy Liu Rating: ★★★★ Strange World, which is directed by Don Hall and written by Qui Nguyen, is the latest film from Walt Disney Animation … Continue reading

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Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio – Film Review – London Film Festival

Director: Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson Writers:  Guillermo del Toro, Patrick McHale, and Matthew Robbins Starring: Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, Gregory Mann, Ron Perlman, Cate Blanchett, Finn Wolfhard, Christoph Waltz, Tilda Swinton Rating: ★★★★ Guillermo del Toro first announced … Continue reading

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Pinocchio – Film Review

Director: Robert Zemeckis Writers: Robert Zemeckis and Chris Weitz Starring: Tom Hanks, Benhamin Evan Ainsworth, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Keegan-Michael Key, Cynthia Erivo, and Luke Evans Rating: ★★½  For some reason Disney has felt the need to remake some of their most … Continue reading

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Princess Mononoke – Film Review

Director: Hayao Miyazaki Writer: Hayao Miyazaki Hayao Miyazaki’s 1997 film Princess Mononoke is widely considered to be one of the best Japanese animated films of all time. It’s a fantasy set during the Muromachi period of Japan, that’s filled with … Continue reading

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Grave of the Fireflies – Film Review

Director: Isao Takahata Writer: Isao Takahata Starring: J. Robert Spencer, Corinne Orr, Veronica Taylor, Amy Jones, Shannon Conley, Dan Green, Crispin Freeman Rating: ★★★★ Studio Ghibli’s 1988 classic Grave of the Fireflies is based on Akiyuki Nosaka’s 1967 semi-autobiographical short … Continue reading

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