by Tim Moore in Video on Sunday 25 December 2011

What will first hook you into Howl is its amazing style, which is really extraordinary. But what gets me is the film’s heart. Natalie Bettelheim and Sharon Michaeli’s story about a child’s transformation is dark and has real emotion which can make it edgy and tender at the same time. It’s that depth that gives what is basically a fantasy story a real sense of humanity.