Isle of Dogs Masterclass with Andy Gent

Posted by on Nov 20, 2018 in ASIFA Events | No Comments
Isle of Dogs Masterclass with Andy Gent

When I arrived 20 minutes early to the Stop Motion Animation Masterclass with Andy Gent at Pratt Institute, every seat was already occupied by an eager animation student or professional, and more were already lining the walls. As Andy himself later emphasized, stop motion animation is definitely having a moment of popularity.   Amongst the […]

A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman

Posted by on Nov 12, 2012 in Feature Articles | No Comments
A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman

Written by Emmett Goodman and Written by Trisitian Goik [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbW842eMNtI&w=560&h=315] Well, in all honesty, I don’t like very long film titles. But if there was one that summed up an entire movie precisely, it is this. A Liar’s Autobiography is a multi-animated romp through the life of Graham Chapman. Based upon Graham Chapman’s own […]

The Monkey King: Uproar in Heaven 3D

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 in Feature Articles | One Comment
The Monkey King: Uproar in Heaven 3D

Article by Tristian Goik. The New York International Children’s Film Festival added several surprise screenings, and I opted to buy a ticket for “The Monkey King,” so I could enjoy a nice 3D movie without the hassle of having to help other people.  I love being a volunteer, don’t get me wrong, but I decided […]

Ocean Waves

Posted by on Jan 2, 2012 in Feature Articles | No Comments
Ocean Waves

Article by Tristian Goik. I suppose I went to a Studio Ghibli film festival, rather than a Miyazaki one.  I had just discovered that Tomomi Mochizuki directed an anime from that studio.   It is an adaptation of one of the novels of the late Saeko Himuro.  And I realized that this film, from two people […]

Les Contes de la Nuit!

Posted by on Oct 26, 2011 in Feature Articles | One Comment
Les Contes de la Nuit!

Article by Tristian Goik. “Tales of the Night” is Michel Ocelot’s latest fairy tale adventure in blazing color and his first voyage into the stereoscopic dimension.  A series of short stories, perhaps perfect for the educated child with a short attention span, the film is a panoply of world heritage.  We are introduced to an […]

Welcome to the Space Show!

Posted by on Mar 9, 2011 in Industry Events | One Comment
Welcome to the Space Show!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWYrwA19WTw Article by Tristian Goik. Sunday evening: Prince Street subway station.  I am waiting patiently for my train.  The ticket-collector gives me the all clear.  Launching myself into the space between the platform and the tracks, I bounce less than gracefully down to the doors of a vast bio-mechanical centipede space dragon.  The doors slurp […]

Summer Wars

Posted by on Dec 26, 2010 in Feature Articles | No Comments

Film review by Tristian Goik. Summer Wars is the latest anime in a long line of animation from Japan that has its roots in the Fat Man and Little Boy.  It has made me realize that Japanese society has evolved so uniquely that I will never fully understand it.  In the Japan of Summer Wars, […]

The Secret of Kells

Posted by on Jul 22, 2009 in Industry Events | 4 Comments

Review by Charles Kenny (ASIFA-East’s civil engineer-in-residence). In true Irish fashion, better late than never. When I first thought about reviewing the film, I had no idea it would be so difficult, and, after seeing it, to be able to sum it up in more than one word is very difficult indeed. The Secret of […]

Tatia Rosenthal’s “$9.99”

Posted by on Apr 6, 2009 in Industry Events | No Comments

Review by Tim Rauch. Last week Tatia Rosenthal’s “$9.99” played as a part of the “New Directors/New Films” series at MOMA. The Sunday night screening I made it to was well attended, with a strong showing of support from New York animators including, among others, Fran Krause, Chris Conforti, Elliot Cowan, Andy Kennedy, Emmet Goodman, […]