Encanto haunts in a happy way
Movie review: Encanto
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s music, clever writing and an animation style that reveres racial difference ensure Encanto casts a durable spell with enough power to make you forget it’s Disney formula.
Space Jam: A New Legacy a royal let down
Movie Review: Space Jam - A New Legacy
LeBron 'King' James brings his trademark moves and Warner Bros. brings the intellectual property to a marketing fiesta masquerading as a movie.
Sonic the Hedgehog revives cartoon soul
Movie Review: Sonic the Hedgehog
James Marsden shows the movie-going public how to handle a '90s-era videogame character reborn on the big screen as a kid-friendly version of Deadpool: Just roll with it.
Chris Buck was on the verge of quitting, then he won an Oscar
Interview with Chris Buck, co-diretor of Frozen
The Kansas-born director was finishing Frozen when tragedy struck in 2013. "I was ready to kind of say: Cartoons are a joke. Why am I doing this?” Yet, in persevering he found purpose, and a deep belief he was put on this planet for a reason: “to bring hope and inspiration.”
Secret Life of Pets 2 regurgitates comic hairballs
Movie review: The Secret Life of Pets 2
Like its predecessor, The Secret Life of Pets 2 proves the people at Illumination Animation pay attention to animal behaviour. So if this collection feels more like a random string of events pulled from strange places, we can find a way to forgive the mess, and love it anyway.
Ruben Brandt, Collector forges an artsy, cinematic self-consciousness
Movie Review: Ruben Brandt: Collector
Packed with masterworks from fine art and movie history, Slovenian filmmaker Milorad Krstic’s animated heist story features a psychotherapist suffering from night terrors and a gang of oddball patients. It’s colourful and kinetic, but is it art, or an exercise in self-conceit?
Alita: Battle Angel embodies modern socialist ideal
Movie Review - Alita: Battle Angel
James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez pull off some careful reprogramming of a Japanese animé heroine by pitting her superior cyborg parts against human selfishness in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.