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EIFF 2018: Incredibles 2 (2018) written and directed by Brad Bird

Pixar's latest sequel improves on an already excellent superhero homage original with its near-perfect blend of spectacular action and touching comedy. The wonderful Bob Odenkirk adds his vocal talents this time around and there's some genuinely sinister villainy courtesy of the mysterious Screenslaver.

Incredibles 2

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Have a Nice Day (2017) written and directed by Jian Liu

This Chinese animated crime drama has its own distinctive style which mixes low-key grit with pop culture flamboyance. Beneath the surface, however, it suffers from a self-indulgent case of Tarantino-itis.

Xiao Zhang, a character in Have a Nice Day (2017)

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The Breadwinner (2017) animation directed by Nora Twomey

This cel-shaded animated look at a young girl struggling with life in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan is both overwhelmingly sad and upliftingly escapist. It's a beautiful hymn to a child’s ingenuity and imagination.

The Breadwinner (2017)

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Isle of Dogs (2018) directed by Wes Anderson

This charming and affectionate homage to the wild idiosyncrasies of Japanese culture is a delight for both its visual storytelling and warm vocal performances.

Isle of Dogs (2018) directed by Wes Anderson

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Coco (2017) by Disney Pixar, dir: Lee Unkrich & Adrian Molina

This fantasy adventure, set during the Day of the Dead festival in Mexico, is an imaginative and heartfelt return to form for the much-admired CGI animation studio. Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal and Benjamin Bratt lend their vocal talents to the charmingly-realised characters.

Pixar's Coco (2017)

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Loving Vincent (2017) - hand-painted Van Gogh biography

A review of Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman's beautiful and artistically resonant look at a brilliant but troubled artist.

Loving Vincent

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EIFF 2017: My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea (2017)

Singularly weird but intelligent animation with a distinctive high school drawing aesthetic.

“My

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My Life As A Courgette

There's a non-patronising honesty to this Swiss-French claymation children's film.

The foster children

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The Red Turtle

Ghibli's first non-Japanese film is a beautiful meditation on the cycle of life.

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​The LEGO Batman Movie

Batman and Lego combine to form a whole heap of endlessly creative fun.

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More cinema releases

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DVD/BLU RAY

The Changeling (1980) directed by Peter Medak

ARTICLES

Obey, written and directed by Jamie Jones

RETRO

Erik the Conqueror directed by Mario Bava

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