Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
A Cat in Paris
By day, a pet... By night, a thief!
A thrilling mystery that unfurls in the alleys and on the rooftops of the French capital, Paris, over the course of one adventurous evening.
A Cat in Paris has all of the makings of a truly fantastic and mighty nifty 10 minute long animated short. An appropriately jazzy soundtrack, interesting and inspired (enough anyway) animation and a simplistic but engaging enough story (for 10 minutes), all give off a nice atmosphere and provide for some fun entertainment. Sadly, A Cat in Paris overextends, mercilessly draws out, and blandly makes all charm nullified by struggling out 10 minutes worth of charm into a tedious, grown-inducing and seemingly unending seventy minutes.
The film is a painfully drab 70 minute watch at that, full of repetition, unending scenes and awkward cuts (I'll leave the English voice-over work out of the equation entirely). It feels like nothing but…
Oscar nominated Best Animated Film in 2010. With computer animated movies everywhere these days, it was refreshing to watch a hand drawn animated movie. Story is about a cat thief, a cat, a little girl that does not speak since her dad died, a mom/cop trying to catch the man that killed her husband and a crime lord would killed the husband/dad. Probably a little too intense for my 4 year old...but the 7 year old liked it just fine. Running time of only 62 minutes.
Despite being nominated for an Oscar (in a particularly poor year for animated feature films), A Cat in Paris is undeserving of such attention. Although the film’s charcoal picture book aesthetic is quite charming, if not particularly slick, the art direction is undermined by a truly clunky story that lacks excitement, peril or anything for an audience over the age of five.
Even at 60 minutes the film feels stretched beyond its meagre means. This could have been a sweet little short film but when expanded to feature length it constantly tries the patience thanks to such a simple story that is crudely delivered. The characters are as flat as the animation whilst the English dub is offensive to the ears. Disappointing.
This Academy award nominated animated feature was pretty good. It's a crime story so it probably won't interest a lot of kids, but my 3 year old sat and watched the whole thing because he loves cats. It's only an hour and ten minutes long so it's definitely worth the time.
A whimsical and breezy jaunt through a night of adventure on the rooftops of Paris, with a wry feline as our guide. I often feel that animated film is, in a sense, the purest cinema. It's not real life doctored or staged to produce an artificial image: it's purely artificial image, and because of that, seems to connect effortlessly to our most primal urges for storytelling. I guess I can extrapolate at length about the psychological underpinnings of film, animation, narrative and myth, but the simple fact is, this is short, very enjoyable, and on Netflix streaming. Watch it!
At a brisk 64 minute runtime, A Cat in Paris flies by as a tightly paced and fun animated mystery thriller through the rooftops of Paris in the moonlight. While containing some watered down adult oriented subject matter and violence, this is still a child friendly film that could be enjoyed by the whole family.
Fair warning though that the plot is extremely generic and in some moments cringe worthy. I noticed this and perhaps would have rated it lower if it were not for the other brilliant qualities of the film that held its appeal. The film begins as a tale of two stories, both having a connecting component with the titular cat. As the plot progresses or more…
It's called A Cat in Paris, but it really isn't about the cat at all. This is an animated film that puts its characters front and center. It's a wonderful little film.
Une Vie De Chat
It is a surprise animation movie that has received Oscar-nomination for Best Animation Film. Since watching The Secret of Kells, A Town Called Panic (Panique au village) and The Illusionist (combine-project of multiple countries, each). I can realize why this movie got nominated, due to crime-plot of the film, which is so tenderly crafted out. A film, which is so well-fabricated both in terms of its tone of keeping dark-side of each character. I think all throughout the film, music played a core-role of keeping thrill and obscurity of plot. I found dozens of humorous scenes in the film, stirring additional beauty to film.
The style of animation is not one I especially appreciate. That's quickly forgotten though as I became absorbed in the sprightly tale of cops and robbers, life and death, a cat and a kid, all set to a vivacious score. There are some dark themes touched on but the story bounces along without dwelling in the dark places for long.
i fell asleep watching this. boring but cute
A Cat in Paris is beautifully animated. It steps away from traditional animation and gives a us a look and feel that is so over the top and fun I can hardly handle its creativity. Its a short feature that I would love to show my kids one day. I could have seen myself watching this hundreds of times as a kid.
Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol, 2010: The shadowy animation of this French film about a sly burglar, a young girl, and her wily cat perfectly complements its noir overtones. I'd question calling it a children's film because of a few scenes depicting mob violence and kidnapping. But for those a bit older, the sharp coloring of Paris's rooftops and the fast-paced, hour-long story is a delight.
Interesting film. I enjoyed hearing Spike Spiegel's voice again.
Sencilla pero bastante entretenida, la historia me ha atrapado de principio a fin, le quitaría ese par de momentos surrealistas que no vienen a cuento y el final lo hubiera querido algo mas desarrollado que me parece dejan algunos agujeros.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- Cat People
- Cat People
- The Uncanny
- A Devilish Murder
- The Thief of Bagdad
- Come and See
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- The Double Life of Veronique
My goal is to watch at least 365 films by the end of this year; no matter what year it's…