‘It’ Viewer Advisory

Terrible things happen to children in the horror film “It,” but are any animals harmed?

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No CGI! Trained wolves star in epic ‘Wolf Totem’

How did French director Jean-Jacques Annaud get wolves to act on command for his new film, “Wolf Totem?” He started with wolf cubs and trained them over two to three years to trust humans.

Review: Aardman Fans Should Run To See ‘Shaun the Sheep’

Aardman continues its tradition of delightfully funny films about remarkably clever animals with “Shaun the Sheep.” Shaun is the most resourceful of the sheep belonging to The Farmer, who runs his farm with the help of his dog, Bitzer. The daily routine begins to wear on Shaun and he devises a plan to have a…

Icelandic Comedy ‘Rams’ Wins Un Certain Regard at Cannes

An Icelandic comedy about two sheep-farmer brothers won the Un Certain Regard section at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. “Rams” is about two estranged brothers who reconcile when their family flock is endangered. Variety critic Alissa Simon said it had “wonderfully wry, charmingly understated comic moments.” The Hollywood Reporter‘s Todd McCarthy wrote that it “morphs…