Tim Bennett

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  • The Last Dance

    The Last Dance

    ★★★

    Some great music and editing elevate what is otherwise a very shallow and well-tread story. As someone who grew up loving the Bulls at their peak, this consistently hit me with waves of nostalgia, so I can't deny that I enjoyed watching it. However I didn't really get much out of it outside of revisiting those iconic moments.

    It starts off quite strong, with each of the first four episodes being framed by the "origin" of one of the team's…

  • Star Wars

    Star Wars

    ★★★★★

    Star Wars Marathon Part 8/14 - [Ranked!]
    (Note that I viewed the "4K77" version of this film.)

    Oh man, this was quite eye-opening. I first got into this franchise via the old VHS tapes back in the 90s, and have only seen the "special editions" of the original trilogy since. I suspect that's why the original Star Wars was always an 8/10 movie for me until now. Watching this "4K77" version, which is a digitally restored 35mm print of the…

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  • Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story​

    Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Ren & Stimpy Story​

    ★★★

    A doc about two of the best seasons of television ever produced, and the artists that made it a reality. Well paced and edited, with plenty of colorful interviews from the crew and even a few famous fans. It sweeps you up in the whirlwind that was the show's instant success and lasting influence.

    But it's hard to ignore the elephant in the room. The disgusting actions of the show's creator, brought to light in 2018, can't help but make…

  • Wolfwalkers

    Wolfwalkers

    ★★★★

    As far as I'm concerned Tomm Moore has a perfect batting average at this point. Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea are masterpieces with beautiful, inventive art styles and emotionally rich, yet accessible stories. Moore (along with co-director Ross Stewart) has taken the visual style of his previous films and combined it with rougher, more sketchy aesthetic straight out of Ghibli's Princess Kaguya. The former is used to represent the rigid life of the colonial society that our…

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  • Dofus - Book I: Julith

    Dofus - Book I: Julith

    ★★★★

    The French studio Ankama is widely known for their MMORPGs Dofus and its sequel Wakfu. The latter of which got its own TV series produced in-house in the late 2000's to allow the game's creators to retain creative control. This series is how I was eventually introduced to the franchise, as its Kickstarter-backed English dub was brought to Netflix in 2014. Despite the dub being hit or miss at times, I found it hard not to be fascinated by all…

  • Howard

    Howard

    ★★★½

    Likely the only film I'm going to be able to see at the Heartland Intl Film Festival this year, but at least I got to participate in a Q&A afterwords with director Don Hahn!

    A nice companion piece to Hahn's previous film, Waking Sleeping Beauty, Howard expands upon that film's most memorable and emotionally resonant part: the rise of Howard Ashman. Mostly glossed over in Waking due to Ashman only being with Disney for a few years before his death,…