LAIKA ON THE BOXTROLLS AND THE FUTURE OF ANIMATION:
"Animation is now more popular than it’s ever been in its history, and yet I think there’s a lot of unfortunate sameness to a lot of the animation that we see in the modern era. It’s a regurgitation of the same looks, the same ideas, and it’s why people tend to think of animation as a genre, because animators consistently tell the same kinds of stories. But that’s not the totality of what animation is."
TIFF REVIEW: THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY (Peter Strickland)
Peter Strickland’s sapphic giallo dream is a tied up and twisted masterpiece.
A few minutes into Peter Strickland’s The Duke of Burgundy, the matron of a gorgeous European estate pulls her maid into a bathroom and pisses into her mouth. That’s the exact moment when it becomes clear that these two women are deeply in love with each other.