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  • Kubo and the Two Strings

    Kubo and the Two Strings 2016

    ★★★★½ Watched 04 Sep, 2016

    A virtually perfect execution of stop motion animated story telling. Sound and image and story and theme, melding in cinematic poetry! Beautiful and touching, both in craft and story.

  • Hell or High Water

    Hell or High Water 2016

    ★★★★½ Watched 21 Aug, 2016

    This movie at once loves Texas and shines a stern light on it's bold arrogance.

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  • Anomalisa

    Anomalisa 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Jan, 2016

    I can't imagine this movie not animated! It's not that it wouldn't be as interesting done live action, It would just defeat the point. Everything looks familiar, but not quite. It's as if the animated world is interpreting ours.

  • Everybody Wants Some

    Everybody Wants Some 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 08 Apr, 2016

    Everybody Wants Some is 2 hours of hanging out with best friends. It feels familiar enough to engage the audience, but personal enough to feel like someone else sharing a great, youthful memory. You enjoy spending every minute with these characters and when it ends, you want more time with them. Just like youth, it's fleeting and you just have to savor every moment. Relentlessly fun and funny, but never pointless and really has more going on under the surface if you care to look.