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  • Ernest & Celestine 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 19 Sep, 2014

    A true gem of animation and illustration, simple storytelling, clever comedy, and art in general. The film mesmerized and charmed me from beginning to end. I love that the director mentions his love of Studio Ghibli, particularly that his first film was my fav Spirited Away, and the reference to the unlikely parentage in Kikujiro.

  • 2 Days in New York 2012

    ★★½ Watched 14 Sep, 2014

    I wanted to let go and comfort-watch this film but DEAR GOD those French are crazy. You can't take them anywhere bc if you do, your career will take a huge potential step, backwards. I guess it can be taken as a somewhat realistic satire of family in that they can be both endearing and maddening at the same time, and maybe the exaggerated degree is the French comic flare. I did laugh at some parts but these parts were…

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  • Don Jon 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 11 Sep, 2014

    Huh, well that was different from the trailer.

  • The Lego Movie 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Feb, 2014

    I don't know why I resisted laughing in the beginning of this movie but I stopped being a party pooper at the appearance of the $37 cup of coffee. I especially loved the ridiculous dei ex machina when they were momentarily stuck out on the sea. Perhaps blasphemy to some but this felt like a nimbler rendering of the story the emotionally cumbersome Wreck-It Ralph tried to tell.