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  • Kitbull

    Kitbull

    ★★★

    Free the Kitty

    Not particularly original, but irresistible nonetheless; the urban setting has a lovely sunkissed watercolor look. I wouldn't mind seeing this again come the next round of Oscar shorts.

    Watch it here:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZS5cgybKcI&feature=youtu.be

  • Rikki-Tikki-Tavi

    Rikki-Tikki-Tavi

    ★★★

    Hadn’t seen this in years; had forgotten how spooky and almost gothic some parts of it are, like the crumbling, overgrown statues illuminated by lightning during a storm, or Nag and Nagina depicted as hissing Nosferatu shadows on a wall.

    I bet I would love a Chuck Jones version of Sredni Vashtar.

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  • Shadows

    Shadows

    ★★★

    John Cassavetes's completed his directorial debut the same year that Douglas Sirk's Imitation of Life - which also features a young African-American girl who "passes" - was released, but while Imitation of Life wraps this moving and compelling plotline in plush soap opera, Shadows strips it bare. Shot (illegally) on location in New York City, it resembles, as others have pointed it out, a motion picture version of Robert Frank's The Americans: unhappy lives in gritty yet luminous black and…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★

    My advice: if you're going to see Interstellar - which has astounded many audiences and divided many critics - prepare to be exhausted.

    Interstellar is exhausting in its huge scope, its Hans Zimmer score, and its expository approach to both science fiction and science fact. Depending on your personality and tastes, it may also be exhausting on an emotional level. Since I had both reactions, I have no doubt that some people will be deeply moved by this film's themes…