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  • I Married a Witch

    I Married a Witch

    ★★★★½

    Sometimes when you watch a film you love with someone you care about, it can be a tricky business - particularly if they're not used to watching old films. It can strike an off note. It's dangerous, in fact. But watching a film you love & seeing someone you care about fall in love with it too, now that's a thing to cherish.

    This film is just so cherishable, from start to finish. A lovely, screwball romance with touches of crazy…

  • Spider Baby

    Spider Baby

    Watched on a crappy YouTube rip because the DVD player wasn't working, and the murky soundtrack & bad picture made me connect this with 1930s films, specifically The Old Dark House. Chaney's final sacrifice still feels quite lovely & moving, and is a great way to end an uneven career.

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  • World of Tomorrow

    World of Tomorrow

    ★★★★★

    A dizzyingly sad, funny, overwhelmingly beautiful short film that manages to contain almost every fear imaginable about what the future of humanity might bring inside a brief fifteen minute running time. I've only watched this once but will be watching it repeatedly, not just to delve into its mysteries but to enjoy the journey. What you'll only get one time, though, is the jaw-dropping horror of the final moments. I shouted at the screen when *the thing* happened. Then the…

  • Zootopia

    Zootopia

    ★★★★

    Wildly inventive use of the 'mismatched buddy' paradigm in a film that interrogates ideas about racial stereotyping in a way that genuinely surprised & excited me. It's also a sly satire on the War On Drugs with a nice little nod to Breaking Bad near the end. Social satire in the guise of kids' entertainment- stuffed with visual & verbal wit. Highly recommended. I would prefer to see it 2D however- the noir visuals are at times too dark for the 3D glasses to handle.