Animation

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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The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf

By Kambole Campbell

The producers of Avatar prequel The Legend of Korra expand on Netflix’s dark fantasy series with a bloody “anime”.

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Space Jam: A New Legacy

By Rogan Graham

This bloated reboot of the hit ’90s cartoon crossover is little more than a cynical exercise in brand synergy.

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Luca

By Kambole Campbell

Pixar’s fish-out-of-water fable on the Italian Riviera takes its cues from vivid imagination of Studio Ghibli.

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Earwig and the Witch

By Lillian Crawford

Studio Ghibli’s first computer-animated feature boasts bags of charm and one its most endearing heroines.

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Away

By James Balmont

This spellbinding and spiritual Latvian animation has parallels with Studio Ghibli’s The Red Turtle.

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Soul

By Hannah Strong

Jamie Foxx plays a jazz musician attempting to return to the land of the living in Pixar's latest animated spectacle.

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Wolfwalkers

By Kambole Campbell

An ancient Irish folk tale is brought to life in wondrous hand-drawn animation courtesy of Cartoon Saloon.

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