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  • ParaNorman

    ParaNorman

    ★★★★½

    This very well may be my favorite Laika movie. It may not be as beautiful as Coraline or as moving as Kubo, but it’s probably the most perfectly synergistic mixture of story-based humor, introductory horror, incredible thematic heft (LGBTQ, reactive negativity), and unbelievable animation. All the characters are so wonderfully thought out; Norman is who I wish I was as a kid, but honestly….Neil is my spirit animal.

  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    ★★★★½

    Hoskins should’ve won the Oscar, the Grammy, the Pulitzer, Teacher of the Year, and the Presidential election.

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  • Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves

    Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves

    ★★½

    Never realized as a kid that these movies are really just about the Szalinski marital issues.

  • Midnight Run

    Midnight Run

    ★★★½

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles, but with BDE.

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  • Her

    Her

    ★★★★★

    “It makes me sad to think my feelings are just programming”. This line is spoken by a robot, yet speaks to the very core of our fears, our ticks, and our basic human condition. Her is remarkable in that sense: capturing our very essence through the guise of a sci-fi romance between a man and his Siri-like girlfriend. It touches on our fears of dullness, our searching for ways to fill the void, even our questions on what makes a…

  • Heavenly Creatures

    Heavenly Creatures

    ★★★★★

    It is not easy to successfully make a fantasy-biopic, but Jackson nails it with his visceral eye and personal tone. The true story of two young best friends whose relationship grows dark is a truly breathtaking breath of fresh air. The performances and script are funny, somber and disturbing, all the while managing to stay warm. Bold and brave, complex and horrifying, difficult and rewarding, Heavenly Creatures is cooler and angstier than a costume drama usually is.