From Up On Poppy Hill review: Postcard nostalgia

From Up on Poppy Hill is deeply rooted in Japanese traditions -in fact, so deeply that it almost suffocates.

Glitch In The Grid review: animated non-conformism

The US independent, experimental film Glitch In The Grid uses the stop-motion animation technique to guide through current age worries.

Children Who Chase Lost Voices review: next stop, land of the dead

Children Who Chase Lost Voices by Makoto Shinkai is a rich journey into the world of dead, full of adventure - but leaves  much to be sensed about life and the role of humans within.

Colorful review: guidelines for best soul incarnation

Colorful by Keiichi Hara makes the soul incarnation issue a tale of moral transformation, and is daring enough to visualize both sides of the moral coin.

The Tibetan Dog review: community and outsiders

The new film by the Japanese Masayuki Kojima and Madhouse presents a clearly defined story of responsibility (and soemtimes true love) between a boy and a dog.

O Apóstolo (The Apostle) review: Secrets and Pilgrimage Lies

A new Spanish, stop-motion feature film,O Apóstolo (The Apostle) has hit the festival circuit. Read the review on this medieval mystery film. 

A Monster in Paris review: We'll Always Have Paris

The French feature film A Monster in Paris is in reality a paean to Paris, but not to its citizens.

Le Tableau (The Painting) Review: The Colored Meaning of Life

Le Tableau (The Painting) by the French master Jean-François Laguionie can at the same time enchant the eye and capture the mind of the spectator.

A Letter to Momo review: Learn to forgive and forget

A Letter to Momo by the  Japanese director Hiroyuki Okiuru offers a compelling portrait of a young child in distress.


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