Dennis D. McDonald (ddmcd@ddmcd.com) consults from Alexandria Virginia. His services include writing & research, proposal development, and project management. Follow him on Google+. He publishes on CTOvision.com and aNewDomain and volunteers with the Alexandria Film Festival. He is also on Linkedin. To subscribe to emailed updates about additions to this web site click here.

Nina Paley's SITA SINGS THE BLUES

Nina Paley's SITA SINGS THE BLUES

Review by Dennis D. McDonald

I was mesmerized and entertained by this animated film. Paley intertwines the classic Ramayana with a modern love story, old blues songs, and lively comments on Indian culture by talking shadow puppets.

The animation is bright, creative, and funny. Plus we get an intermission that allows the story’s main characters to buy popcorn and go to the bathroom.

It’s long but pay attention to how the words of the songs are blended with the story and the chraracters’ feelings and emotional states. Very clever!

Review copyright (c) 2010 by Dennis D. McDonald

Hayao Miyazaki's PONYO

Hayao Miyazaki's PONYO

Fumihiko Sori's VEXILLE

Fumihiko Sori's VEXILLE