Nominated for the Oscar as best animated feature (which went to the visually brilliant but drastically unfunny “Rango”), “A Cat in Paris” is a slight but entertaining tale, most noteworthy for going old-school, with hand-drawn animation.
Directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol from a script by Gagnol, this film clocks in at less than 70 minutes. It’s involving and occasionally funny, though its imaginative animation is its best feature. (More…)
The first “Wallander” novels by Henning Mankell were published in Sweden in the early 1990s. There have been Wallander movies and TV series in Sweden, as well as a British adaptation with Kenneth Branagh as the depressed detective Kurt Wallander that played in the U.S. on “Masterpiece: Mystery.”
But “Wallander: The Revenge” is the first of the Swedish adaptations to reach this country, in the wake of the “Girl with the Dragon-Tattoo”-inspired frenzy for Scandinavian mystery-thrillers. (More…)