Tag Archives: outsiders

Sawa, The Fancy Family, See Saw, The Retake, Copernicus (2013)

Metamorphosis. Awakening. Rotation. Art. System. The Gobelins school »signal films« of the 2013 Annecy animation festival may be too short and »insignificant« for the book, but they display breathtaking skill and scope as usual. Advertisements

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Meet meat (2013)

The hunter quickly becomes the hunted in this one continuous chase scene. Fast and furious at sea. Good exercise, but not in my book of big catch.

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Spotted (2013)

A nostalgic, detailed, and moody noir pastiche, cleverly contrasting black and white with colour. Nice atmosphere and cool look despite some weird design decisions. Not in my book of animal rights, though.

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The longest road (2013)

Rejecting destiny and duty, embarking instead on a journey – but where? Vague characters, obscure motivation, moot point. Sad, slow, repetitive, choppy – relying heavily on stylized beauty of composition, subdued colours, moody atmosphere, and evocative music. Not in my book … Continue reading

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Annie (2013)

Both funny and romantic, this one is equipped with some innovative storytelling devices and anatomical traits. Fast, slick, and entertaining – but not in my book of ball joints.  

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Floating in my mind (2013)

Adorable style, fluid animation, nice colours, fitting music – a lot of good work more or less wasted on a too pointless and generic story built on rather vague symbolism. One person’s life – with balloons. Not in my inflatable … Continue reading

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Cloud cover (2000)

Naive and profound symbolism executed in a charmingly wiggly style. Touching and very stylish in a primitive way. Maybe in my book of doing the best with what you’ve got.

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