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Review: The Oogieloves and the Big Balloon Adventure
As an "interactive" movie, in which the whole family is encouraged to sing along and dance, The Oogieloves fails miserably.
| August 31, 2012
Disappointing on a story level, this fable in the feminist Disney Princess mold (unremarkably so) signals problems from the start.
| June 22, 2012
Review: Cars 2
Alongside such Pixar hits as Monsters, Inc , Toy Story , and The Incredibles , Cars 2 comes off like a Yugo in a lot full of Porsches.
A Yugo in a lot full of Porsches
| July 01, 2011
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Roger Deakins (True Grit) may have just lost the Academy Award for a criminal ninth time, but his talent as a cinematographer is one of the secret weapons in the first CG movie from live-action director Gore Verbinski (the Pirates of the Caribbean trilo
Brilliant animation...and it's not in 3D!
| March 04, 2011
Review: Toy Story 3
All recent bad kids' movies — Furry Vengeance and Marmaduke come to mind — have one thing in common: a PG rating.
The play's the thing
| June 18, 2010
Sarah and the shipmates
Humorist, historian, superhero. Sarah Vowell is a woman of letters and voices.
Vowell on the Puritans and the founding of Rhode Island
| October 23, 2009
Style meets stylus
It's a credit to Pixar's success that so many animated films of the past decade have been compelled to sport the sheen of CGI. But now that filmmakers have wrung reality out of 1's and 0's, they're starting to cast their eyes on the next frontier.
Eastern-inspired digital delights at the Brattle
| June 12, 2009
Nobody these days tells stories as cinematically as do the people at Pixar. At least for the first half-hour of their films.
Raising the art to a higher level
| May 29, 2009
Interview: Pete Docter
Pete Docter was only the third animator to come aboard Pixar when he joined up in 1990, and he's had a lasting effect at the computer-animation powerhouse.
3-D or not 3-D? That is the first question . . .
| May 22, 2009
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