Isle of Dogs has all the wit, charm, and 'vintageness' of a typical Wes Anderson film, but slightly lacks in substance compared to its predecessors.
A high school disaster film fuelled by wonderfully quirky performances (from big names) and psychedelic animation. My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea is as whimsical and original as its name. It's Daria meets Titanic.
Recently I was fortunate enough to sit down with Spanish illustrator Miki Montlló. Originally hailing from Terrassa, a small town outside of Barcelona, Miki was a guest judge and speaker at the RAW art wrestling illustration semi-finals in Prague last weekend, talking about his successful comic book series Warship Jolly Roger, his work with big shot animation studios like Cartoon Saloon and Laika, as well as his concept art for the new J.A. Bayona film, A Monster Calls, now showing in Czech cinemas.
An occasional laugh-out-loud comedy that pays decent tribute to pop culture with spectacular effects and action sequences. It's a movie or comic book geek's dream, with enough added silliness to keep the kids entertained.
Hayao Miyazaki is one of the most influential animators of our time. His films have inspired and entertained people all over the world, and his animation work is breathtaking and simply unmatched. In 2014 he was awarded an Honorary Academy Award for his impact on animation and cinema, and his films have grossed more than a billion dollars world wide.
Studio Ghibli are back, this time with French director Michal Dudok de Wit. Unlike the red turtle in the movie though, there isn't anything profoundly magical under that smooth and glossy exterior.
Laika Studios have been around for a while now and have mastered modern stop-animation techniques. Screaming onto the international film scene with the wonderfully creepy Coraline, then continuing with the hilarious ParaNorman and then The Boxtrolls. These guys continue to impress and scare children in the way that Tim Burton used to when he still made good movies.. but that’s a rant for a different day.