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  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    ★★★★★

    Maybe could've done without as many unironic "rainbow-cupcake-rawr" memes (these are way less contemporary than the film thinks they are), but otherwise, this was totally wonderful. A big-budget, major-studio release that's both original and deeply intimate, might be one of the first we've gotten since Lilo & Stitch.

  • The Magic Roundabout

    The Magic Roundabout

    Caught this on TV recently (the REAL version, not the Weinstein cut) and was reminded of how likable it is, nothing spectacular, but quite charming and very well-cast.

    It helps that, when this film was first released, I had already grown up with re-runs of the original stop-mo cartoon, so I was definitely the target audience. Seeing these characters return was probably the first time I ever experienced nostalgia as a child.

    Also, did you know this was directed by the same team behind that Svankmajer-esque Tom Thumb movie?

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  • Sing

    Sing

    Edit 5/4/2020: The following rant was not meant to be interpeted as an endorsement of Illumination. I, like all of you, don't care much for their movies, nor do I appreciate their approach to animation in general. There are many other critically-panned animated movies that I greatly prefer and would much sooner defend than Sing. HOWEVER, I still stand by everything I stated below. My annoyance towards some of the attitudes on this site had been buliding up for a…

  • Rugrats in Paris: The Movie

    Rugrats in Paris: The Movie

    I like to think the filmmakers seriously had their hearts set on simply having the babies go to Japan, but, try as they might, they just couldn't think any landmarks famous enough for Spike to piss on.