Tag: animation

Dash Shaw

Dash Shaw

Interviews

Dash Shaw has been one of the most innovation cartoonists of the last decade. His new animated film, My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea, voiced by Reggie Watts, Lena Dunham, and Jason Schwartzman, was illustrated by hand over a six year period. Lily and Generoso Fierro sat down with Shaw at AFI Fest for an interview.

Circle the Wagen

Screen Reviews

Dave Torstenson buys a beat up VW micro bus on the internet and heads for Los Angeles, one break down at a time.

Cheatin’

Cheatin’

Screen Reviews

In this animated full-length Jake meets Ella in a bumper car accident. Their passionate romance is ruined by a jealous woman, and Ella takes on the form of Jake’s other lovers trying to win him back.

Saving Mr. Banks

Screen Reviews

Walt Disney acts as cheerleader, psychoanalyst, and big brother to P. L. Travers in order to bring Mary Poppins to the silver screen.

Dolla Morte

Screen Reviews

A low budget rip on Team America that forgets to include the wry humor and clever social commentary of the original. Carl F Gauze is unamused.

Bill Plympton’s Dog Days

Screen Reviews

Bill Plympton offers a refreshing taste of intelligent animation to those who would be infinitely entertained by drooly dog antics.

WALL•E

Screen Reviews

An A-dorable robot attempts to save Earth and win his lady love. Julie Haverkate is surprised by WALL E’s order of priorities, and she thinks you will be too.

The Animation Show

Screen Reviews

A collection of animated short films from around the world, presented by Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt, amuses Carl F Gauze.

Polar Express

Screen Reviews

A beautifully animated trip to the North Pole restores a boys faith in Santa, and Carl Gauze’s in computer animation.

Makin’ Toons

Print Reviews

On the one Mickey Mouse hand, Makin’ Toons: Inside the Most Popular Animated TV Shows & Movies is the first real successor in interest to Leonard Maltin’s great study of the first 75 years of American animated cartoons, Of Mice And Magic. On the other, it calls The Simpsons “inarguably the finest prime-time animated series ever made.” Ben Varkentine gets animated.

Tessellating Animation

Screen Reviews

The mindbending art form popularized by M.C. Escher comes to life at Makoto Nakamura’s Tesselating Animation site. Carl F. Gauze tries to get the perspective straight.

The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys

Screen Reviews

What’s scarier: Jodie Foster as a nun or the fevered imaginations of a teenage altar boy as animated by Todd McFarlane? Carl F. Gauze reveals the truth in his review of Peter Care’s The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys.

Mezzo Forte

Screen Reviews

Controversial anime master Yasuomi Umetsu is back with his latest project, Mezzo Forte. Phil Bailey takes a look at the decidedly adult director’s cut on DVD.

Waking Life

Screen Reviews

Director Richard Linklater goes beyond past cult hits like Dazed And Confused and into the animated world in his new film, Waking Life. Phil Bailey lets you know whether the film’s worth staying up for.

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Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson

Event Reviews

Joe Jackson brought his Two Rounds of Racket tour to the Lincoln Theatre in Washington D.C. on Monday. Bob Pomeroy was in the area and caught the show.

Matías Meyer

Matías Meyer

Interviews

With only a week to go before powerful new feature Louis Riel or Heaven Touches The Earth premieres in the Main Slate at UNAM International Film Festival, Lily and Generoso sat down for an in-depth conversation with the film’s director, Matías Meyer.

Mostly True

Mostly True

Print Reviews

Carl F. Gauze reviews the fascinating Mostly True: The West’s Most Popular Hobo Graffiti Magazine, a chronicle of forgotten outsider subculture.

The Tin Star

The Tin Star

Screen Reviews

Anthony Mann’s gorgeous monochrome western, The Tin Star, may have been shot in black and white, but its themes are never that easily defined.

Flipside

Flipside

Screen Reviews

Charles DJ Deppner finds Flipside to be a vital treatise on mortality, creativity, and purpose, disguised as a quirky documentary about a struggling record store.