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  • The Boxing Cats (Prof. Welton's)

    The Boxing Cats (Prof. Welton's)

    ★★★

    THE BOXING CATS is basically the world's first cat video, featuring two cats wearing boxing gloves swiping at each other, but inflicting little damage or any real blows (which is something of a relief, especially given that this was shot in 1894). If only Edison could have seen the internet coming and that this might have actually been his greatest contribution to cinema.

  • Piglet's Big Movie

    Piglet's Big Movie

    ★★★

    PIGLET'S BIG MOVIE is aimed squarely at the pre-school set, even by Winnie-the-Pooh standards, but it's a cute adventure that highlights how even the smallest among us are capable of big things, even if we don't think we are. It's episodic in the way most Pooh films are, and it doesn't have the same quaint charm as the original, or even the emotional power of other Pooh spin-offs like POOH'S HEFFALUMP MOVIE, but the antics of Pooh and friends are hard to resist.

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  • The Way He Looks

    The Way He Looks

    ★★★★½

    Blind teenager Leo and Giovana are the best of friends and constant companions. But when handsome stranger Gabriel moves to town, his presence threatens to come between them, as Leo finds himself more and more romantically drawn to Gabriel in ways he never thought possible. A tender and beautiful coming of age tale that perfectly captures teenage romantic angst and sexual awakening in a very real and honest way. Sensual without feeling exploitative, THE WAY HE LOOKS is a wonderful film, a truly touching love story that captures growing up in all of its messy, awkward, sometimes painful beauty.

  • American Sniper

    American Sniper

    ★★★★½

    Clint Eastwood is perhaps one of the most quintessentially American directors, so it is no surprise that he chose to tackle such a quintessential story of American heroism, in the form of Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL credited with being the deadliest sniper in US history. In the process, Eastwood delivers his finest film since GRAN TORINO, and one of the very best films yet to deal with the Iraq war. He presents us with a man who represents the…