For the climax of MostlyFilm’s final week of existence, we’re bringing you an entire weekend of Oscar coverage. On Saturday, you’ll get a full list of our predictions: on Sunday, our team will be with you throughout the night covering the awards ceremony in as live a fashion as they can manage. But to start things off, here are Indy Datta and Spank The Monkeydoing their usual schtick of reviewing the nominees in the short film categories.
Category Archives: Animation
The Roots of Ghibli
With Hayao Miyazaki emerging from retirement to make one more film, maybe it’s time for James Moar to take a look back towards the origins of Studio Ghibli.
The Red Turtle
When Hayao Miyazaki stepped down as head of Studio Ghibli in 2013 (his sixth retirement* to date), we wondered what now for the Japanese animation powerhouse? Answer: a Robinson Crusoe tale with a giant red turtle.
Kiwizoidberg packs his water wings…
My Life as a Courgette
Gareth Negus reviews the new French animated film.
We Love 1986: Part 1
Yesterday we brought you Paul Duane’s takedown of (almost) everything 1986 has to offer the dedicated cineaste, so today we redress the balance with some of our contributors’ favourite memories of the year that saw the birth of Pixar, Ghibli and The Simpsons, though the animated film we’ve selected below is a little less cheery than any of those.
Dream is Destiny
Indy Datta revisits Waking Life, now available on Bluray from Arrow Video.
Song of the Sea
Cartoon Saloon’s beautiful Oscar-nominated follow-up to The Secret of Kells is available on DVD and Bluray today. Sarah Slade is your reviewer.
Rick and Morty
James Moar on a show about a scientific genius, his plucky grandson, and their horrible, horrible adventures (now on your British space telly).
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
A year after Miyazaki’s swansong, the final bow of his Studio Ghibli partner Isao Takahata. A review by Indy Datta.
Kicking off our Oscar coverage, Spank the Monkey and Indy Datta take a look at this year’s Oscar nominated short films after the jump.