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  • The Adventures of Tintin 3D (NR)

    Whenever Steven Spielberg works in his self-conscious blockbuster mode—as in the Indiana Jones or Jurassic Park movies--his action sequences are staged with such precision that they feel like the work of a sophisticated computer program. more...
  • Battledream Chronicle (NR)

    Alain Bidard's 2015 Afro-Futurist animated film from Martinique is set in a future where most of the population are slaves who are compelled to earn money playing in a virtual video game, until one young slave decides to rebel. more...
  • Boy & the World
  • Boy & the World (NR)

    An Oscar nominee for best animated feature, this magical Brazilian fantasy by AlĂȘ Abreu reminded me of Nina Paley's Sita Sings the Blues (2008) and Tomm Moore's The Secret of Kells (2009) in its crafty combination of simply drawn characters (the boy) and ornate geometrical patterns (the world). more...
  • Chico & Rita (NR)

    The postwar heyday of Cuban jazz provides a colorful, tuneful backdrop to this feature animation about two lovers whose music careers constantly pull them away from each other. more...
  • Idiots and Angels (NR)

    Working with a soft pencil line, muted colors, and no dialogue, cult animator Bill Plympton (Hair High) tells the story of a selfish jerk who inexplicably sprouts wings and learns to fly. more...
  • Mind Game (NR)

    Masaaki Yuasa's 2004 animated Japanese cult film is about a young aspiring comic book artist who is killed by a yakuza while trying to protect the girl he loves, but escapes from limbo for a second chance. more...
  • My Dog Tulip (NR)

    Some dog lovers have the irksome habit of projecting themselves onto their pets, but this exceptional animated feature proceeds from the opposite impulse: its elderly narrator is so awestruck by the otherness of his beloved German shepherd that the animal becomes a thing of beauty and wonder. more...