Animation

Charlotte

By Lydia Figes

The artist Charlotte Salomon, who died in the Holocaust, receives a long-overdue biography through this inventive animated film.

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Pinocchio

By Kambole Campbell

Guillermo del Toro finally realises his long-gestating passion project, with charming results.

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Strange World

By David Jenkins

This retro-inspired Disney adventure yarn boasts lots of great, progressive ideas, but lacks in the imagination department.

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Wendell & Wild

By Saffron Maeve

Stop motion legend Henry Selick teams up with comedy masterminds Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key for his much anticipated return to the big screen.

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Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

By David Jenkins

An animated crocodile with the voice of an angel spreads New York cheer in this breezy and highly likeable family diversion.

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Inu-Oh

By Daniel Schindel

A dancer and a musician form a unique friendship in Masaaki Yuasa's fantastical animated musical.

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Minions: The Rise of Gru

By David Jenkins

The Minions scarcely feature in this screwball supervillain origin story that’s shamefully short on lols.

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Lightyear

By Hannah Strong

Pixar crash land with an underwhelming sci-fi spin-off focused on Toy Story's Star Commander Buzz Lightyear.

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The Bob’s Burgers Movie

By Hannah Strong

The Belcher family discover a sink hole, try to solve a murder and take their burger shop on the road in the feature-length version of their hit animated show.

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Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood

By David Jenkins

This magnificent mid-century memory piece from Richard Linklater is up there with the director’s finest films.

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2

By David Jenkins

Dashed-off sequel to the 2020 hit which makes the Chipmunks films look like Tarkovsky by comparison.

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Turning Red

By Kambole Campbell

Domee Shi’s feature debut about a teenage girl with an unusual power is Pixar’s best film in years.

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Flee

By Ella Kemp

A gay Afghan man leaves his home for a new life in Denmark in Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s moving documentary.

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Belle

By Hannah Strong

A tale as old as time gets a cyberspace makeover in Mamoru Hosoda’s reimagining of Beauty and the Beast.

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The End of Evangelion

By Kambole Campbell

Back in cinemas this week, Hideaki Anno’s feature-length finale breaks hearts, bodies, and the fourth wall.

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The Deer King

By Katie Goh

Studio Ghibli alums Masashi Ando and Masayuki Miyaji channels Princess Mononoke in their visually striking “medical fantasy”.

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Mad God

By Kambole Campbell

Phil Tippett’s long-gestating stop-motion animation epic is a frenzied and frequently deranged Dantean odyssey.

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