Evangelion: 1.0

One of the great truths in Japanese film and television is that giant robots are rarely just that. Even in the shallowest works about great machines making ruins of Tokyo, the robots are often mirrors for their pilots ? grand symbols of alienation and loss in a technological age. {loadpositioncontent_adsensecontent2} Based on the Japanese TV…

Ponyo On The Cliff By The Sea (Gake No Ue No Ponyo)

Hayao Miyazaki’s magic continues with his latest animated film, Ponyo on the Cliff (get the Theatrical Release), an absolute crowd pleaser that turns on all his usual sweetness to charm your socks off. Fans of Studio Ghibli films will probably know what they are in for – another Miyazaki winner that will no doubt draw…

A Bug’s Life

A Bug’s Life, the story is at heart similar to the Aesop fable about the ant and the grasshopper, only with a 90s twist. The ants do all the work and the grasshoppers bust up the hill and take most of it. As the story begins, Flik (David Foley) accidentally alters the status quo and…

Persepolis

Persepolis is the poignant coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution. Cannes Film Festival’s Jury prize winner, Persepolis is the poignant story of a young girl coming-of-age in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.┬áIt is through the eyes of precocious and outspoken nine year old Marjane that…

Otesanek (Little Otik)

Jan Svankmajer has been called “the last of the surrealists”. His films are inevitably headtrips of the highest and finest order, blending cultural criticism with stop action animation and storylines tweaked enough to keep you flipping mental burgers in your sleep for nights. His latest film Little Otik (Otesanek) – sounds like “ultrasonic” – is…

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