Tag Archives: Romance

The Awful Truth

It is almost inconceivable today that Academy voters would award an Oscar to the director of a light, farcical comedy. But in 1938, not only did Leo McCarey’s The Awful Truth get the trophy, it won at the expense of that year’s other McCarey effort,

Keyframe 112 – A Shakespearean Bromance

Spring time is upon us which means we’ve been let out to frolic in the fields! Before that though, there’s the serious business of animation to contend with, and nothing comes more serious than a census. Not the kind that measures population growth, density, divergency,

4-Panel 132 – Everything is Game of Thrones

We may be a day late but that doesn’t mean we can’t tackle the comic book world with our usual class. That’s a perfect description of this show, isn’t it? In the news this week we discover that Ava DuVernay is being lined-up to direct

4-Panel 130 – Scrooge and the Ghost of Days of Future Past

The 4-Panel gang ride into town again, which means it’s time for another round-up of all things comic-book and manga related. Kicking things off this week are some newly revealed details about Marvel’s highly-anticipated Avengers: Infinity War, after which we’re shocked to discover that the

Keyframe 108 – The Empire Ran On Tea

So we’re back once again on our ongoing exploration of the great sea of animation, and this week we found a teaser trailer for The Incredibles 2 floating in the shallows around Pixar Island. After that we get into a fight with God Eater (which

Shiraz: A Romance of India

When I discuss the golden era of silent film with friends, many adjectives come to mind that describe the movies made in this period. What words can I use, I think to myself? Is it ‘timeless’? ‘Beautiful’? ‘Masterful’? All these adjectives imply that every silent

Keyframe 104 – Duck-Shaped Speedos for Tanks

Now that we’ve got the good and bad of 2017 out of the way we have to resume normal service … for a given value of normal that is! This week we cast our eyes (which are admittedly in various states of working order), over

Keyframe 101 – Waifu or Otter

So Disney have bought the lion’s share of the Fox media empire, which means Star Wars and Marvel fans have something to be happy about over the Christmas holidays. Meanwhile, we discuss the impact this will have on the Disney Princess register. Hey! Pointless things

Keyframe 100 – Magic Mushroom Milk

So we finally hit the big one hundred mark, and it’s been … emotional. Okay, so in actuality we forgot our birthday (blame it on old age), but we do have some interesting things to talk about this week. We start with the 45th Annie