Marcel the Shell with Shoes On review: Stop-motion mockumentary magic
Both quirky and heartwarming, this mockumentary/stop-motion hybrid delivers profound musings on loss, community, and change, with a healthy dose of laughs on the side
Review: 101 Dalmatians
Theatre Edtor Jay Darcy reviews 101 Dalmatians at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre – a new musical based on the novel of the same name, which was supposed to premiere in 2020 – starring Kate Fleetwood
May the 4th be with you! – A love letter to Star Wars: The Clone Wars
For Star Wars day Investigations Editor Joe McFadden describes why Star Wars: The Clone Wars was so important to him growing up and explains what makes the show so impactful over a decade later.
Manchester Animation Festival 2021: Flee – A humanistic documentary on refugee experience
Danish animated documentary is a therapeutic and cathartic story of an openly gay Afghan refugee
Manchester Animation Festival 2021: My Favourite War
Mila Filipova reviews My Favourite War as a part of the Manchester Animation Festival, held at HOME
Soul: Pixar’s most mature film?
Don’t let the bright colours and anthropomorphised animals fool you – this is Pixar’s most mature feature to date
Dragon Rider – a worthy adaptation or a bad rip-off?
Dragon Rider is a German take on the concept of humans and dragons coexisting in one world, but fails to add anything innovative to it
The perfect Pixar Short: Part 2
These animated marvels have long led innovation in their field but how will they rank in our top ten series for style, sound and creative potential?
Preview: Mimi and The Mountain Dragon
Opinon Editor Nimo Omer attended the preview event at HOME for Mimi and the Mountain Dragon, which premieres on BBC1 on Boxing Day
Preview: Manchester Animation Festival
Deputy Film Editor, Josh Sandy, previews the highlights of the Manchester Animation Festival ahead of its much anticipated 5th edition
Preview: Stealing Sheep ‘“Big Wows” Video Series Premiere at Everyman Cinema
Manchester’s Everyman Cinema St John’s is hosting the Stealing Sheep “BIG WOWS” Video Series Premiere on Wednesday, 13 November
A Film Lover’s Guide to Manchester: Festivals
It seems like every week there’s a different festival happening in Manchester; here’s a selection of our favourite Mancunian film festivals
Review: Love, Death & Robots
Will Robinson reviews Netflix’s aptly named Love, Death & Robots, the latest take on the growingly popular anthology-style of television.
Review: Welcome to Marwen
Matthew Johnston reviews Welcome To Marwen, which is so poor he wishes he entered his own imaginary world
Review: Ralph Breaks the Internet
The Disney sequel works for both kids and adults, due to intelligent writing, intricate and funny world-building, and excellent voice acting
Manchester’s Animation Festival 2018: AniJam
The Manchester Animation Festival 2018 shared animations created in AniJam; a 48-hour animation challenge, based on the theme ‘Together.’
Manchester Animation Festival: Virus Tropical
Santiago Caicedo’s animated coming of age tale, Virus Tropical, proves to be a starkly simple slice of life fronted by terrific animation.
KinoFilm Festival: In conversation with Paul Allen
Aisha Al-Janabi is in conversation with Paul Allen, the festival manager of KinoFilm Festival
Review: Tehran Taboo
Review of Tehran Taboo; an immersive film of untold stories set in Tehran.