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…
Fun animation style and just right duration. Story held my interest though predictable. Good music.
My second Marcia Gay Harden film of the weekend as it happens.
It looks (and often feels) a lot like a painting, with clear influence in the neat design, and I also thought at points that it might be better suited as a graphic novel.
Despite how straightforward and slender it is, it's also quite pleasant and it just about works. It gets better as it develops with a nice chase scene in its climax and there are humorous moments dotted throughout.
an intense and slightly dark adventure story that's well worth a watch.
zoé is a little parisian girl who hasn't spoken since the murder of her father at the hands of a nefarious thief. her mom is a tough, no-nonsense police commissary who suffers from trauma after the murder of her husband and seeks vengeance against the man who killed him. (sound familiar? usually, in other stories, it's a man whose wife has been murdered and he goes after her killer. the gender-swapping is so refreshing that i gave this film an extra half-star just for that.) steven blum (aka the golden voice of spike spiegel, and amon from the legend of korra) voices the thief with a heart of…
I didn't expect to like "A Cat in Paris" this much. A surprising plot unusual for an animated film and a tremendous soundtrack make this one of the best animated films of that year.
Zoé (Oriane Zani) is the daughter of cops, but her father was recently killed by a mobster named Victor Costa (Jean Benguigui). Nico (Bruno Salomone) is a cat burglar who, ironically, does a lot of jobs alongside a cat, which happens to also belong to Zoé. One night, their two worlds collide as Zoé drops in on Costa and his gang, beginning a chase all across Paris rooftops.
I didn't like this one. The first thing to hit me was that I really do not like the art style, and knowing that I have to sit through an entire movie of it wasn't something I was looking forward to. The strain of the art bugged me through the whole thing,…
The animation style was honestly pretty distracting at times. I know it was intended to look that way and it's supposed to be part of the film's charm, but if anything I thought it kind of detracted from a film that was honestly pretty charming in spite of it rather than because of it. I liked the story, focusing on a mother/daughter relationship is something you don't see very often and having the mother be a police officer was an added bonus. And anyone who's ever owned a cat will love the scenes of the cat cuddling with the daughter, getting into mischief, and generally just being a cat.
Happened upon this one in my Netflix list as we were searching to watch more stuff during this "blizzard" that everyone was overhyped about.
Cool little flick. In a day and age when we almost always get computer animation, this was kind of refreshing. It has a unique animation style, with characters that shudder and wiggle. I'd imagine that not many have heard of this, save for in 2010 when it was nominated for best animated feature. It's worth a look
Charming art direction and animation can't quite overcome too much uneven plot; nevertheless, a fun enough watch visually that animation fans should take the time.
"By Day Child's Pet, By Night Dangerous Thief."
A Cat in Paris is a breezy, fun, light, but also mildly bizarre little french film that is also incredibly charming. For a movie that clocks at just over sixty minutes, it has some fantastic characters, a clever, though as well as cliche, story. What makes it the most interesting though is its art style and music, something that really sets it apart from many other animated films out there. In fact, it's animation style is very unique, making it something very interesting to take in.
The film follows a cat who spends his day with a girl named Zoe, only to go out at night and hangout with a thief named…
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