A Longing for Something More Suffuses Only Yesterday

By Christian Hamaker on February 26, 2016

A delicately told early entry from Studio Ghibli gets an American release.

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Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet Can’t Transcend a Tired Framing Story

By Christian Hamaker on August 21, 2015

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet is uneven, but in its best moments, the film is captivating.

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When Marnie Was There Travels the Road From Hate to Forgiveness

By Schaeffer's Ghost on June 14, 2015

Studio Ghibli’s melancholy story of a girl and—maybe—a ghost.

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Lasseter, Miyazaki and Moore: “Song of the Sea” Expands Ranks of Great Animators

By Christian Hamaker on January 30, 2015

Irishman Tomm Moore brings another Irish legend to the big screen.

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A Gift From Heaven, but Only for a Short Time

By Christian Hamaker on October 31, 2014

A gentle storybook tale about the fleeting nature of life.

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The Book of Life: Brilliant artistic imagination clashes with blasé humor

By Andrew Collins on October 17, 2014

Del Torro’s producing isn’t quite enough to get it over the top.

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Of Family and Training Dragons

By Paul Miller on June 13, 2014

This is Dreamworks’ best franchise.

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It Never Hurts to Help: Life Lessons from Eek! The Cat

By Alexis Neal on March 5, 2014

Saturday morning cartoons can be more educational than you think.

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Everyone who has ever loved Legos should see this movie

By Andrew Collins on February 7, 2014

A delightful ode to youth and the best toys ever.

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The Lion King: Disney’s Almost Christian Tale

By Paul Miller on December 18, 2013

A messianic film?

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