Kubo and the Two Strings — the latest stop-motion animation from the Portland-based Laika Entertainment — opens with a fantastic piece of advice: “If you must blink, do it now.” With that, director Travis Knight drops the audience into a fairy tale that races along without pausing to catch the audience up with a backstory. Much like Lucas’s Star Wars, Kubo builds worlds first and answers questions later. The attentive viewer need not fear: comprehension is possible without explanation. That is the nature of classic folk tales. Or fairy tale, myth, story; call it what you will, but all are … Continue reading KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS