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Kaguya Hime no Monogatari (The Tale of Princess Kaguya) [2013]

A different version of this review was published in Broadsheet. Kaguya Hime no Monogatari (The Tale of Princess Kaguya), directed by Isao Takahata, the less famous half of…

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For [2014]

By standard film KPI’s, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is a piece of shit. But you can’t really judge it as though it’s a standard film….

How to Train Your Dragon 2 [2014]

While not quite as good as it’s predecessor, How to Train Your Dragon 2 is still well-designed, beautifully animated and quite entertaining. The film follows the adventures of Hiccup and…

Rupan Sansei: Kariosutoro no Shiro (The Castle of Cagliostro) [1979]

Rupan Sansei: Kariosutoro no Shiro (The Castle of Cagliostro) was Japanese animation superstar Hayao Miyazaki’s first directorial feature, and the second Lupin III film. The television series (and…

Kaze no Tani no Naushika (Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind) [1984]

There isn’t that much to be said about Kaze no Tani no Naushika (Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind) [1984]. The film, which is Hayao Miyaziki’s first…

The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury [2004]

Dark Fury is kind of pretty shitty half-hour animated thingy that is meant to partially bridge the gap between the first film and the second. In fact the…

Monsters Inc. [2001]

In what (only now since they did it) seems like an obvious inversion Monsters Inc. depicts the city of Monstropolis, where monsters are the norm and the fuel…

Monsters University [2013]

Monsters University looks so good that I was joltingly reminded of how good Monsters, Inc. [2001] looked twelve years ago. By today’s standards it no longer really does…

Baramgwa Hamjje Sarajida (The Grand Heist) [2012]

Baramgwa Hamjje Sarajida (The Grand Heist) is one of those zany Korean films that blends about a thousand different genres and somehow gets away with it. Set in…

Avatar [2009]

I’m not sure what made me sit through this dross again. It may have been the flu. It may have been the promise of a special effects driven,…