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  • Another Day of Life

    Another Day of Life

    ★★½

    This would be a pretty unique film project if Waltz with Bashir didn't exist; even so, it's still pretty unique. It's a docudrama that combines a re-enacted story from the past with interviews from the present, with the story part being animated and the interviews filmed in live action. The animation part, with its dips into surreality, is where it feels like Waltz; I can't remember if Waltz was rotoscoped, but in this movie rotoscoping is utilized, with the characters…

  • Ghost of the Mountains

    Ghost of the Mountains

    ★★★½

    This is the first Disneynature movie that is effectively a behind-the-scenes doc on the making of a Disneynature movie. In this case, it covers the snow leopard section of Born in China. It sounds like a glorified DVD special feature, but the movie is compelling in its own right, putting in perspective the awesome challenge of having to travel and live in this remote region just to shoot footage of a very elusive animal (the whole shoot took over 250…

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  • Skyfall

    Skyfall

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    3rd viewing. I've liked this increasingly more each time, and especially this time in contrast to all the Bond movies that came before it, which I've been recently rewatching in order. I remember a critic's quote about Alfonso Cuarón's Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which called it the first Harry Potter movie that could be rightfully termed as "cinema." That's mostly how I feel about Skyfall, which feels like the first arthouse Bond movie (sorry, Marc Forster). The…

  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★★★★½

    I'm just going to say it. I really liked this. There's been a lot of back-and-forth on this movie already, but I definitely really liked it. I thought it was a great blend of a superhero character story and symbolic current statement about how a woman can regard herself. I believe there have been complaints about Carol Danvers not getting a whole lot of character development, but to me that works well. She doesn't need to come from a place…