Phil Mulloy: Extreme Animation Review

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Black comedy and existential insight can both be found in this collection of inspired cartoon episodes.


For proof that animation is indeed an adult affair, look no further than the work of Phil Mulloy. His inky black figures inhabit a bleak, violent, near-suicidal world.

Whether he's creating modern parables or poems to despair (the magnificent Sound Of Music), Mulloyís monochrome lines are often broken only by a splash of blood red. This collection gathers together 24 of his films over two-and-a-half hours.

If you love Sin City, check this out — it's twisted, intelligent and very funny.