Love, Death and Robots

My review of the Netflix series Love, Death and Robots is on the AlltheAnime website (although the series itself isn't an anime).

A Town Called Panic

(Sight and Sound Magazine, BFI) The recent Toy Story 3 featured an opening fantasy sequence in which various oddly assorted toys starred in a madcap adventure that began as a Western train heist and ended with forcefields and porcine spacecraft....

Kung Fu Panda 3

In today’s cinema of serialised fantasy epics, even Kung Fu Panda (2008) has grown to Joseph Campbell proportions. In Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), the bear hero Po learned of the destruction of his birthplace and species, but a...

A Christmas Carol (2009)

(Sight & Sound, BFI) It’s common wisdom among animators that humans are the hardest species to simulate realistically, because we know the true articles so well. Director Robert Zemeckis takes up the challenge using the same CGI techniques as The...

Beowulf

(Sight & Sound, BFI) Denmark, AD 507. The ageing Norse King Hrothgar holds debauched revels in his drinking hall. These disturb a monstrous giant in the hills above, who attacks the hall and slaughters many of Hrothgar’s people. Hrothgar recognises...