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Brick by Brick

Brick by Brick

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part by Hope Madden Everything is not awesome. Don’t tell Emmet (Chris Pratt), though. Try as he might (mainly to please the ever-brooding Lucy/Wildstyle…read more →

Family Matters

Family Matters

Mirai by Brandon Thomas Confession: I’ve never seen an entire Japanese animated film. Spirited Away? Nope. Howl’s Moving Castle? Sorry. Akira? Not even a single frame. I don’t have any…read more →

Sharing the Pen

Sharing the Pen

Liyana by Rachel Willis “Once upon a time, there was a girl….” That girl is Liyana, a fictional character brought to life by the children living at Likhaya Lemphilo Lensha,…read more →

Holding Out for a Hero

Holding Out for a Hero

Teen Titans Go! to the Movies by Hope Madden Teen Titans was a beloved, fairly-serious, sometimes thematically challenging Cartoon Network program based on Glen Murakami’s comics. Teen Titans Go! was…read more →

Splash

Splash

Lu Over the Wall by Rachel Willis To give away too much of the plot of Lu Over the Wall would be to steal the joy of experiencing this unique,…read more →

Like to Do Drawings

Like to Do Drawings

19th Annual Animation Show of Shows by Hope Madden Whimsy, melancholy, existential dread—the absurdity of human existence. What can tackle it all? Cartoons can. The 19th Annual Animation Show of…read more →

I See Dead People

I See Dead People

Coco by Hope Madden Pixar is probably still the best bet in animation, though they followed up their 2015 high point Inside Out with the somewhat mediocre The Good Dinosaur…read more →

Fathers and Sons

Fathers and Sons

The LEGO Ninjago Movie by Christie Robb A spin-off movie of the LEGO Ninjago television show, the new LEGO movie once again centers on the relationship of a dude and…read more →