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  • Justice League

    Justice League


    JUSTICE LEAGUE, by being sort of blandly competent, is a marked improvement over predecessor BATMAN V SUPERMAN; it's even got a scene or two that actually brings a smile to one's face. It still can't help but come off as the desperate attempt to catch up to where Marvel is with its Avengers movies that it is, though, rushing to introduce half its League and not having the feeling of culminating, or even advancing, what the previous films have done.…

  • Deep in the Heart

    Deep in the Heart


    A nifty if deliberate little story of unhappy relationships thrown into disarray by an accidental death, this one serves up multiple flavors of irony and dark but deadpan comedy. It could probably stand to be a little more disciplined in its storytelling one way or the other, because it's just stone-faced enough not too get much real pleasure from the bits of chaos and coincidence that are truly random.

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  • Napping Princess

    Napping Princess


    I judge animated movies based in part on niece-appropriateness these days, and roughly five minutes into this, I was seeing a fantasy about an awesome little girl whose magic power is basically knowing how to code, so, heck yes. The movie's got kind of a big problem toward the end, but it's not really a deal-killer, even if it tries.

    Mostly, though, it alternates between two related stories, one with a teenager and her auto-mechanic father, another with a princess…

  • Dave Made a Maze

    Dave Made a Maze


    Dazzling, hilarious, delightful fantasy, probably my #BUFF19 favorite. Nothing like it, really.