Movie Review: ParaNorman Is a Charming, If Ambling, Animated Film

The 3-D animated ParaNorman was made by the same stop-motion studio responsible for 2009’s creepily visionary Coraline, and, beyond their unsettling imagery and children’s horror-fantasy themes, both films share an eerie sense of quiet: There’s surprisingly little ambient sound in these films, almost as if the filmmakers forgot to record room tone. It’s a little distracting, but not necessarily in a bad way: It adds to the unease, not to mention the odd feeling that what we’re watching is happening inside the characters’ heads. Read More...


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