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Over the Moon

By Kambole Campbell

Long-serving Disney animator Glen Keane directs this visually inventive musical adventure.

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Wolfwalkers – first-look review

By Kambole Campbell

The animation studio behind Song of the Sea and The Secret of Kells return with a spellbinding revisionist fable.

Inside Satoshi Kon’s unfinished meta-nightmares

By Kambole Campbell

The anime master behind Paprika and Perfect Blue left behind several incomplete projects which could still be realised.

John David Washington: ‘I’m better acquainted with heights now’

By Kambole Campbell

The star of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet revels in the toil of making an experimental mega blockbuster.

Whisper of the Heart remains Studio Ghibli’s most moving outlier

By Kambole Campbell

The first and only film from Miyazaki protégé Yoshifumi Kondo stands among the studio’s best works.

Discover this avant grade war drama 40 years in the making

By Kambole Campbell

Hausu director Nobuhiko Obayashi’s penultimate film, Hanagatami, is as surreal as it is moving.

What’s old is new again in Lupin III: The First

By Kambole Campbell

The classic Japanese manga series makes the jump from 2D to 3D, and makes it look easy.

A new online anime festival promises to broaden horizons

By Kambole Campbell

Screen Anime will allow fans to discover more of Japan’s animation output, offering a wide range of films new and old.

Podcasts become strange adventures in The Midnight Gospel

By Kambole Campbell

The new show from the makers of Adventure Time filters personal experiences through psychedelic animation.

Color Out of Space

By Kambole Campbell

Nicolas Cage encounters an unholy cosmic terror in director Richard Stanley’s HP Lovecraft adaptation.

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Only Yesterday is a masterful reflection on youth’s impermanence

By Kambole Campbell

With the release of Studio Ghibli’s back catalogue on Netflix, we look back at one of their unsung greats.

Weathering with You

By Kambole Campbell

Your Name director Makoto Shinkai returns with a riveting fantasy romance backdropped by environmental ruin.

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The Witcher review – An entertaining romp through bleak high fantasy

By Kambole Campbell

Netflix’s Andrej Sapowski adaptation is playful, violent, and enamoured with Henry Cavill’s chest.

Promare

By Kambole Campbell

Pyrokinetic mutants, shirtless firefighters and eco-fascists collide in the first feature film from Studio Trigger.

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Klaus

By Kambole Campbell

Netflix’s first animated feature production is a gorgeous looking festive heart-warmer.

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Gemini Man, duplicates and crises of masculinity

By Kambole Campbell

Ang Lee’s sci-fi thriller explores male intimacy and dependency through a time-honoured trope.

Beanpole

By Kambole Campbell

Kantemir Balagov’s beautiful drama depicts the lasting wounds left by war, both physical and psychological.

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Meet the animation genius behind Ghost in the Shell

By Kambole Campbell

Director and designer Shōji Kawamori sees hand-drawn animation going the way of noh or kabubki in Japan.

Weathering with You – first look review

By Kambole Campbell

Makoto Shinkai’s blissful follow-up to his 2016 smash, Your Name, plants teen romance in a climate change disaster.

Color Out of Space – first look review

By Kambole Campbell

Shape-shifting aliens take on Nic Cage’s customary rage crescendo in this new horror film by the great Richard Stanley.

Science-fiction and songwriting find perfect harmony in Carole & Tuesday

By Kambole Campbell

The latest anime series from Shinichirō Watanabe is among his kindest and most soulful to date.

Do the Right Thing (1989)

By Kambole Campbell

Spike Lee’s magnum opus tells the story of a tense, sweltering summer day in Brooklyn, New York.

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Oldboy (2003)

By Kambole Campbell

Park Chan-wook’s revenge thriller mixes stylish thrills and perverse twists with a surprising amount of humour.

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Making Noise Quietly

By Kambole Campbell

This measured adaptation of Robert Holman’s stage play can’t quite escape its theatre roots.

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Hollywood could still learn a thing or two from Tim Burton’s Batman

By Kambole Campbell

The director’s vision of Gotham City remains one of blockbuster cinema’s greatest creations.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix

By Kambole Campbell

Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey becomes fused with a cosmic entity in this lacklustre series add-on.

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Hail Satan?

By Kambole Campbell

Penny Lane’s head-spinning documentary charts the rise of The Satanic Temple.

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Us

By Kambole Campbell

Jordan Peele’s second feature disturbs, provokes and tickles in its arch dismantling of the modern American family.

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Netflix brings an appropriately weird adaptation of The Umbrella Academy to life

By Kambole Campbell

A disbanded superhero team reunites in this brisk and playful take on Gerard Way’s comic.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

By Kambole Campbell

Multiple Spider-Mans makes for outrageous fun in Marvel’s slick, constantly surprising multiverse animation.

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Why Netflix’s live-action remake of Cowboy Bebop is destined to fail

By Kambole Campbell

Shinichiro Watanabe’s singular ’90s show is yet another classic anime that should be left well alone.

Creed II

By Kambole Campbell

Michael B Jordan returns as Adonis Creed in this overly sentimental and uninspired rehash of Rocky IV.

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The Hate U Give

By Kambole Campbell

With a breakout turn from Amandla Stenberg, this YA melodrama offers a fresh look at institutional oppression.

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The Little Drummer Girl – first look review

By Kambole Campbell

Florence Pugh, Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Shannon star in this lurid, weird and impeccably designed new work from Park Chan-wook.

How BlacKkKlansman joins the dots between our racist past and present

By Kambole Campbell

Like Do the Right Thing and Bamboozled before it, Spike Lee’s film is a wake up call to white America.

A beginner’s guide to the films of Lynne Ramsay

By Kambole Campbell

To celebrate the release of You Were Never Really Here, we’ve put together a handy primer of the director’s short and feature work.

Six of the best Park Chan-wook scenes

By Kambole Campbell

From Oldboy to Stoker, here are some of the South Korean director’s most memorable moments.

Exploring black masculinity in Boyz n the Hood and Moonlight

By Kambole Campbell

John Singleton and Barry Jenkins’ films understand what it means to grow up young, black and American.

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