2015: Back to Anime?

With the advent of streaming technologies, like Netflix, Google Chromecast, Blinkbox etc. I've been meaning to get some all important quality viewing done. All for the purposes of reflection and advancing media criticism of course. I'm the first to hold my hand up high to say I have nigh-on almost all the best streaming systems, thanks [...]

Frankenweenie – Is it worth 3D?

Like many other viewers I was skeptical of Frankenweenie. The already pervading sense of black, white and grey half-tones, told me this was hardly going to be an epic departure from the norm. The fact it was a full length reworking of an old short-film was also another indication. But I admit I was Pleasantly [...]

LIAF (London International Animation Festival); Barbican Gallery, London

Can Animation Ever be of Social, Cultural and Historical Importance? Sounds a bit like a dissertation, huh? As many of you who have clicked this are probably already BIG fans of animation there is one sentence that constantly recurs "Animation?What cartoons?? Aren't those for kids?" What if Animation was to be placed in a different [...]