Category Archives: Animation

New On Canadian Netflix: June/July 2017

Here are a cross-section of a number of mildly-to- solidly recommended films recently made available on Canadian Netflix. (You can click on the movie titles to read my original reviews where I’ve written them in the past.) *One note: In May I recommended Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, a film when I first saw it back…Read More

Kubo and the Two Strings review — Sad Son of the Samurai

Directed by Travis Knight | Written by Marc Haimes, Chris Butler and Shannon Tindle | 101 min | ▲▲▲△△ The three or four trailers before this gorgeous animated feature (from the Portland-based Laika studio that produced Coraline) were your typical, caffeinated, hyper-edited kiddie chum animation. In comparison to those, Kubo and the Two Strings is a breath of fresh air,…Read More

Reviews: Equals, Anomalisa, Race

Equals Directed by Drake Doremus | Written by Doremus and Nathan Parker | 101 min | ▲▲▲△△ | On iTunes Every so often a feature comes to online platforms that disappoints: Not because of the narrative quality of the film, but because it has such a gorgeous production design you can't help but wish you could watch it…Read More

Carbon Arc Reviews: The Winter/Spring 2016 Season

Regular readers will know that for most of the past year I've been working at Halifax's Independent Cinema, Carbon Arc. At the beginning of 2016, I took on the role of Writer-in-Residence, writing on the site blog about the films we were watching and describing audience reactions. Reaching out to a growing community of cinephiles. At…Read More