Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Review by Leah Kelly Announced in 2008, Guillermo Del Toro’s passion project Pinocchio (2022) was certainly worth the wait. Based on Carlo Collidini’s The Adventures of Pinocchio, it reimagines the classic story set to the backdrop of Mussolini’s Italy. Del Toro was struck by the similarities between Pinocchio and Frankenstein – someone is created andContinue reading “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”


Review by James Mahon Adult animation normally appears in the form of explicit and  irreverent comedy series. There’s nothing wrong with that – see  Bojack Horseman. However, Entergalactic (Fletcher Moules, 2022) is one of the first feature length animations that seems to possess the intrinsic creativity of animation, combined with a real emotional heart, thatContinue reading “Entergalactic”

Do Revenge

Review by Leah Kelly Everyone loves nostalgia, and everyone loves aesthetics. Do Revenge (Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, 2022) is a product of these two concepts. Simultaneously stylish and curated enough that any screenshot could make it onto Instagram, and riddled with all the messines and cliches of classic teen films.  The story centres around Drea (CamilaContinue reading “Do Revenge”

Marriage Story

Review by Johannes Black Listening to his father’s fifteenth studio-album, Blood on the Tracks (1975), Jackob Dylan (the estranged child of Bob and Sara) recognised it as “my parents talking”: a conversation in lyrics between two people once so familiar. His remark is, of course, belated, having only properly understood their divorce with the hindsightContinue reading “Marriage Story”