Modest Heroes Review – A Charming Trio Of Uplifting Shorts (Rating: 9/10)

Since establishing themselves with the spectacular Mary and the Witch’s Flower last year, Studio Ponoc (an offshoot of Ghibli) have, along with Makoto Shinkai, become the ones to watch among fans of Japanese animation. As well as full feature films, Ponoc has begun to make shorts, and intend to produce themed anthologies on a regular basis. The first, entitled Modest Heroes, is a gorgeous, heartwarming set of … Continue reading Modest Heroes Review – A Charming Trio Of Uplifting Shorts (Rating: 9/10)

Pixar SparkShorts Triple Review: Kitbull, Smash and Grab, and Purl

Though I do love most of Pixar’s early releases (Monster’s Inc being my personal favourite), I think everyone can agree that the shorts are where some of the studio’s best work can be found. Beginning with The Adventures of Andre & Wally B and continuing up to the Oscar-winning Bao, these shorts have remained consistently critically acclaimed, and are one of the most defining elements of seeing … Continue reading Pixar SparkShorts Triple Review: Kitbull, Smash and Grab, and Purl