When The Wind Rises played with sound effects using vocals as sounds, The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya takes that stripped-down, organic method and applies it to the images, and makes the fairy tale feel so much more like a fairy tale than any big studio blockbuster can.
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The acting is very much the golden goose here, Mark Wahlberg hits a stride akin to his career best, whilst John Goodman and Michael Kenneth Williams supply energetic, scene-stealing performances of their own. It doesn’t always click, but the times it does make up for the beats that are a little awkwardly handled.
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It is now forgivable to allow X-Men Origins: Wolverine to exist, kind of, because Days Of Future Past makes up for every indiscretion in the franchise thus far.
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