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Laika Entertainment’s latest effort, The Boxtrolls follows in the footsteps of its other feature length films such as Corpse Bride, Coraline, and ParaNorman in that it takes a topic that is fairly dark and unsettling and makes it into wonderful entertainment for kids. It’s also got deeper meanings for the parents in the audience if they’re …

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Mental health is a topic which has been represented differently over the years often through the lens of the creators’ own experiences in dealing with them. What sets Signe Baumane’s work apart from the predecessors in the field is that it’s composed of an eccentric style which delivers ample dosage of dark humor regularly but …

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The first of two films (the second being Joi Baba Felunath, reviewed here) directed by Satyajit Ray that follow his own Sherlock Holmes’esque literary creations, detective Feluda and his companions Topshe and Jatayu, Sonar Kella is filled with mystery and intrigue accessible to all ages as it travels through ancient cities and the ruins of …

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Satyajit Ray enters the realm of childhood fantasies with Joi Baba Felunath, crafting a detective story that incorporates elements from Hindi faith with its rich tapestry of supernatural figures that a younger Ray may have found as engrossing as his heroes from comics and pulp novels. Joi Baba Felunath is the second film to feature …


Cars and Cars 2 might be the least popular entries in Pixar’s remarkable filmography, but they prove that there may be more to a film’s success than just critical approval and box office revenue. The Cars franchise contributes far more in merchandising than in home media (Blu-Ray, DVD, etc), making sequels and/or spin-offs all but inevitable. Yet Disney…

Reviews earth to echo

Found footage films have become sort of their own cliché when trying to lend authenticity to something inauthentic. The Blair Witch Project did it first, famously, and best and was subsequently followed by the 4 (or 5 or 6) Paranormal Activity films, Cloverfield, Project X, and countless others (although Cloverfield is really good). Now comes…

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It’s been four years since we were introduced to Hiccup and Toothless, the two behind perhaps the greatest tale about a boy and his dragon. In How to Train Your Dragon, the two of the overcame insurmountable odds to convince their village and humans and dragons could co-exist in harmony instead of fighting each other. Now, in …

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MaleficentMaleficent, directed by Robert Stromberg is a Disney live action film released this year. Linda Woolverton, of the Lion King fame, has written the screenplay. This film is latest from Stromberg, who has been a part of gems like Avatar and Alice in Wonderland.

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There are few comforts to take from Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return. One of them is that this film will be forgotten in a few weeks, another is that it raises the esteem of the oft-maligned but still pretty good Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) and still another is that Patrick Stewart likely got well paid for the 30…

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Bhutan is the only country in the world to have a measurement scale for happiness In 2008, it became a constitutional monarchy. Most of the country has been isolated from the rest of the modern world. King Jigme Wangchuck approved the introduction of television and Internet in 1999 as a means of improving the…

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