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The Top Five Anime of the 2017 Fall Season

0 Submitted by on Wed, 18 October 2017, 16:59
The fall is here and that means once again I have a whole batch of anime to check out. I park my butt in front of a screen and check out the first episode(s) of all the anime I can and give you the what I think will be be some of the top stuff. Many other places will make Continue Reading...
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‘Junkhead’ Review – Fantasia Fest 2017

0 Submitted by on Mon, 28 August 2017, 15:59
Oh, what a time for festivals! The Fantasia International Festival has come and gone along with so many great indie films. The festival comes to the great white North, also called Canada. Montreal, Quebec to be exact. Fantasia Fest began in 1996 and has recently passed it’s 21st edition in 2017. The event lasted from July 15 to August 2 Continue Reading...
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Annecy Animated Film Festival: ‘Ana y Bruno’ Review

1 Submitted by on Fri, 25 August 2017, 16:59
Though appearing to be influenced by such animated works as “Coraline” and “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends,” “Ana y Bruno,” director Carlos Carrera’s first animated feature film, fails to achieve half of what made those two animated projects so good in the first place. The movie opens with little girl named Ana arriving with her mom at a mental institution. Continue Reading...
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Annecy Animated Film Festival: ‘A Silent Voice’ Review

0 Submitted by on Tue, 15 August 2017, 12:59
‘A Silent Voice’ focuses on a life of a young boy, Shōya Ishida. His class is introduced to a new student named Shōko, a deaf girl who communicates by writing things in her notebook. While she fascinates most kids in the class, Shōya prefers to mock her, which soon turns into bullying, and it’s not long before other classmates join Continue Reading...
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Annecy Animated Film Festival: ‘In this Corner of the World’ Review

0 Submitted by on Wed, 09 August 2017, 16:59
While “Loving Vincent” was the best thing I’ve seen visually this year at the Annecy Animated Film Festival, “In this Corner of the World” had the best narrative. This 2016 anime by Suano Katabuchi is set in  Japan during World War II, and focuses on Suzu, a young artist. After an arranged marriage to a soldier, Suzu moves with her Continue Reading...
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Annecy Animated Film Festival: ‘The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales’ Review

0 Submitted by on Wed, 02 August 2017, 15:59
With CGI animation dominating the current market, it’s always a pleasant sight to see something a tad different on the big screen. “Big Bad Fox” is another project of Benjamin Renner, who previously brought us the charming “Ernest & Celestine.” This newest film film is in fact an anthology with three stories. Each short (referenced as a “play”) is introduced Continue Reading...
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Annecy Animated Film Festival: ‘Coco’ Review

0 Submitted by on Thu, 27 July 2017, 12:59
Each year at Annecy Film Festival, Disney has its “Work in Progress” presentation of their newest upcoming animated features. This year was Pixar’s turn as they presented us footage and some inside information on their next original movie, “Coco”. This was followed by a screening of “Lou” and “Cars 3” but since most folks have already seen these, we’ll skip Continue Reading...
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