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Opinion L.A.We said goodbye to a who's who of notables in 2010. The sports world mourned John Wooden, Bobby Thomson, Manute Bol, Don Meredith, Les Richter, Merlin Olsen and Bob Feller, among others. The entertainment industry bid adieu to Dino De......
Critically acclaimed animation director Satoshi Kon, creator of "Millennium Actress," "Paprika" and " Tokyo Godfathers," died of pancreatic cancer Tuesday in Tokyo. He was 46. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: The headline on an earlier online...
Zap2It.comWhether viewed as science-fiction in the manic, shape-shifting tradition of Philip K. Dick or as a hyperbolic analogue to the movie industry, "Paprika" is like little else you regularly experience in animated or live-action movies. Those for whom the...
Tribune movie critic3 stars (out of four) Movies, it's often said, are the art form that most closely suggests the dream state--and "Paprika" is pretty joyously dreamy and disorienting for much of its length. Director/co-writer Satoshi Kon is a virtuoso of Japanese anime;...
Tags: Cartoons, Movies, Hayao Miyazaki, Animation (genre), John Ford
Special to The TimesThe girl of your dreams — and his dreams, and her dreams — the punkish heroine of Satoshi Kon's "Paprika" is a double-agent-provocateur in a shape-shifting movie of marvelous, baffling complexities. It's a long way from the more safely...
Tags: Movies, Walt Disney, John Anderson, Hayao Miyazaki
Special to The TimesThe moviegoing public caught a bad case of chatty mammal fatigue last year when more than a dozen computer-animated films were released in succession. There were rats and penguins, bears and cows — a veritable blur of fur and feathers. In fact, more...
Times Staff WriterAt first glance, the plot of "Millennium Actress" sounds so conventional that you wonder why its Japanese creators went to the trouble of making it as an animated film. But first glances can be deceptive, especially with as unusual a film as this. For...
Times Staff WriterA gurgling baby, a cooing transvestite, some rancid humanity, a dusting of sharply whetted laughs: In the animated feature "Tokyo Godfathers," the vibe and the hauntingly beautiful visual style are decidedly more pulp than pastel. Just a few minutes...
Tribune Staff ReportersNow that the summer of sequels finally has ended, Hollywood has a message for adults: It's safe to get back in the theaters again. The fall always looks great from a Labor Day perspective as the studios and indie distributors prepare to unveil their...
Tags: Bernie Mac, IMAX, John Woo, Marcus Nispel, Jason Priestley
Tribune staff reporter4 stars (out of 4) An animated film isn't supposed to make you cry, or be a perfectly realized little universe that lures you to its emotional rocks with an ocular and psychological siren's song. Such is the magic of the beautiful, disarming "Millennium...
Tags: Peter Max, Movies, PG Rated Movies, IMAX, Documentary (genre)
Chicago Tribune Movie Critic3-1/2 stars (out of 4) Set at Christmastime in Tokyo, in a strange, seductive lower-depths world of homeless wanderers and broken families under delicately etched snowfalls, "Tokyo Godfathers" is a spellbinding piece of Japanese anime from one of the...
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