Author Archives: nicolaskrizan

Dead city (1994)

A reasonably decent B movie premise is more or less completely wrecked by clunky acting, cheap sets, grainy footage, low pace, and weak action. The music is ok, though. Supposedly also known as Legion of the night – avoid under … Continue reading

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Redone (2017)

A colorful little science fiction short with smooth simplified animation style and a rather clever twist end script. Mostly well-done, if not spectacular. Not in my dystopian book. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuZs9b_dQpo

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The life of Death (2012)

Death comes with a reversed Midas touch, completing the intended and necessary tasks at hand. But one day, something unexpected occurs… Cute story and good animation, though the actual drawings are sometimes a little weak. Not in my book of … Continue reading

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Children (2011)

Pollution is omnipresent in this exceedingly grey and bleak short depicting a forcedly egalitarian world without individuality or free speech. The dramatic ending is hard to decipher. Not in my school book. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BE4oz2u6OHY

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Jobs (2013)

Nothing about NeXT and Pixar, nothing about the iPhone or iPad, next to nothing about Newton, the estranged daughter Lisa, or the long and hugely important relation with Microsoft – still everything seems strung together without much focus. All in … Continue reading

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Being pretty (2017), No monsters (2017)

Two parts of a strange and somewhat puzzling dystopia made in a coherent mix of sometimes oversimplified 2D and nicely made 3D, all looking very retro-stylized and »vectorish«. The jury is still out on this one, so let’s just wait … Continue reading

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Duet (2014)

A mindblowingly beautiful animation extravaganza! Too shallow story, though, and a little stereotypical maybe. Amazingly skillful, but not in my book of couples meant for each other. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9CG_PoEWCg

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