Laika Animation: Meditations on Alienation and Death… for Kids!

Laika Animation: Meditations on Alienation and Death… for Kids!

Laika, the stop-motion animation house behind ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ and ‘Missing Link’, have been tackling soft subjects in child friendly ways for a decade. Sam Sewell-Peterson takes a look at how they made death and alienation not only digestible but also relatable.

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The Fine Art of Black Comedy or Why It’s OK to Laugh When We Shouldn’t

The Fine Art of Black Comedy or Why It’s OK to Laugh When We Shouldn’t

Using three examples by filmmakers from three different continents, Sam Sewell-Peterson analyses the cathartic nature of Black Comedy in this special feature.

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Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018/19) Review

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018/19) Review

Marielle Heller’s ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ starring Oscar nominated Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant “should have been nominated for Best Picture”. Sam Sewell-Peterson’s review.

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BlackKklansman (2018) Review

BlackKklansman (2018) Review

Nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, Spike Lee’s ‘BlackKklansman’ is “the film America needs right now”. Sam Sewell-Peterson’s review.

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Black Panther (2018) Review

Black Panther (2018) Review

Nominated for 7 Oscars including Best Picture, Ryan Coogler’s ‘Black Panther’ as reviewed by Sam Sewell-Peterson.

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