Tag Archive | Animation

TIFF 2012: Ernest and Celestine Review (Paolo Kagaoan)

TIFF 2012: Ernest and Celestine Review (Paolo Kagaoan)

Ernest and Celestine (2012) Directed by Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier Starring Lambert Wilson The opening credits has it all, drawing out simple lines to introduce this animated movie’s titular characters Ernest, a bear, and Celestine, a young mouse. The movie’s animators and directors Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier show their […]

Redline Review – Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2011

The 6th Annual Toronto After Dark Film Festival, 8 Nights of Horror, Sci-Fi, Action, and Cult Movies runs Oct 20-27, 2011 at the Toronto Underground Cinema. For complete festival info visit http://www.torontoafterdark.com. Coming out of Redline I felt like I had potentially seen my ‘best of the fest’ at Toronto After Dark. I watch movies […]

A Letter to Momo (Momo e no tegami) Review (TIFF 2011) – An enchanting journey to Shio Island

Adhering to the belief that there is something special about hand drawn animation that cannot be duplicated by computer animation, director Hiroyuki Okiura and Production I.G. have spent the past seven years making a magical masterpiece. A Letter to Momo rivals Studio Ghibli classics for pure imagination and charm, and is one of the most endearing, […]

From Up on Poppy Hill (Kokuriko-zaka kara) Review (TIFF 2011)

Today at TIFF I checked out the new Japanese anime film, From up on Poppy Hill. This film is part of the TIFF kids program, so I was very worried about a few things. Would the movie be dubbed? Gross. Would there be kids running around? Also a little gross. Would an anime nerd, elbow […]