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  • Lava

    Lava 2014

    ★½ Watched 20 Jun, 2015

    Oof.

  • Inside Out

    Inside Out 2015

    ★★★ Watched 20 Jun, 2015

    Fun and entertaining in the moment with how Pixar goes about visualizing the inner recesses of the human mind, but I kept finding myself at odds with the lengths it goes to literalize and simplify emotions, both as characters and as states that Riley goes through.

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  • Big Hero 6

    Big Hero 6 2014

    ★½ Watched 10 Nov, 2014

    So white washed and sterile that it makes the "culture clash" of San Francisco and Tokyo completely superficial. Its vapid tackling of familial loss is made all the more frustrating due to its blank cast of rote characters. Then a big superhero battle, ripped straight out of Marvel's already dull recent output, happens. Don't bother.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 15 May, 2015

    For decades, George Miller has been throwing ideas at a wall in order to form his own idealized post-apocalypse over the course of four films. As each new film has attempted to take the series in different directions, these vivid ideas have run the gamut of visual motifs and societal ideologies to varying degrees of success. But none have come as close to the fully realized world within Fury Road.

    Not only is there attention given to fleshing out a…