Tag Annie Awards

Animated Summit of the Gods Translates Into a Peak Adventure

Per Matt Originally titled Le Sommet des Dieux, The Summit of the Gods is a French animated film adapted from the Jirô Taniguchi manga (which was, in turn, adapted from the Baku Yumemakura novel). There’s a whole lot of translation going… Continue Reading →

Wolfwalkers Animates a Modern-Day Legend

Per Matt Not quite a werewolf story and not exactly one dealing with skinwalkers, directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart have created a successful Celtic-inspired animated tale in Wolfwalkers.

After 700 Episodes, Has The Simpsons Finally Gotten Self Reflective?

Per Matt Did you hear that sound? If you happened to tune into The Simpsons for Episode 700 this past weekend, you may have noticed something a little different. While family secrets and a holiday-themed redemption story were the main… Continue Reading →

Weathering With You is an Artistic and Thoughtful Gem

Anime is one of those “love/hate” genres in film for myself. Back in my teens, I used to love watching Dragon Ball Z, Vampire Hunter D and others, because it was edgy. The cartoons were against the norm. You didn’t… Continue Reading →

I Lost My Body Reaches for Recognition

Per Matt I Lost My Body is an animated love letter from a severed hand to its missing body. Sounds like an odd art-house horror story, yeah? Actually, it’s an award-winning film from France that’s reaching out for recognition as… Continue Reading →

Legion Takes a Far-Out Mindtrip for Season 3

How does a TV show advance its storyline once it invokes a time traveler, who will simply remove any updates? Much like past seasons’ questions of Legion, how do you show repercussions on a show when almost everything is happening… Continue Reading →

The Shape of Water, Rick and Morty Win Critics’ Choice Awards

In case you missed the big news last week, The Shape of Water won four Critics’ Choice Awards (tied with HBO’s Big Little Lies as the most awards won throughout the night). As excited as we are for Guillermo del… Continue Reading →

Have We Actually Seen the Last of Samurai Jack?

Samurai Jack returned for a final season, 13 years in the making, after its initial run on Cartoon Network, airing on the Adult Swim programming block of the network earlier this year. The 10-episode revival felt like a stroke of… Continue Reading →

The Iron Giant: Signature Edition

Per Matt If you would have told me 16 years ago that a writer-director-artist from The Simpsons who would eventually win multiple Oscars was teaming up with the voice talent of Vin Diesel (Guardians of the Galaxy), Jennifer Aniston (Hercules),… Continue Reading →

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