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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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​Ethel & Ernest

Nostalgic but sad.

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DVD/BLU RAY

Nell Potts in The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

ARTICLES

Lili Taylor in The Addiction

RETRO

Melanie Griffith in Cherry 2000

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