Review: “Missing Link”

3.5 out of 5 stars. In a film world dominated by studios making 3D animated movies, the stop motion animation studio Laika has always stood out.  And not just in their methods of animation, but also the content they produce: their feature films have ranged from creepy and gothic tales (“Coraline” and “ParaNorman”) to rich […]

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Review: “Kubo and the Two Strings”

4 out of 5 stars. “Kubo and the Two Strings” is Laika’s most complex and ambitious work to date — and that’s saying a lot for the stop-motion animation studio, whose previous credits include “Coraline” and “ParaNorman.” “Kubo,” which is directed as well as co-produced Travis Knight, draws on the rich Japanese tradition of storytelling to craft […]

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