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  • Kiki's Delivery Service

    Kiki's Delivery Service

    ★★★★

    Wonderfully low-key, as Ghibli so often tends to be. It also has more framing artistry in its first 10 minutes than almost all the Western animations can achieve during their entire runtime combined.

  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    ★★★★

    Sony Pictures Imageworks is the main innovative animation studio right now and it's not even close. Gorgeous to look at, with a very good joke per minute ratio, it's only the vanilla script that lets it down a bit, no matter how refreshingly current it might be at times.

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  • Stitches

    Stitches

    ★★★

    I was surprised by how well directed and shot this actually was. The acting was mostly on point as well, but none of those things can successfully hold the film together from the downforce of the quite mediocre writing. I might be a bit crazy here, but some of the inconsistencies in the script are frankly atrocious and should have never made it to filming. I'm mostly talking about some of the illogical timeline fallacies, but the script, in general,…

  • Ajvar

    Ajvar

    ★★★★

    Serbian cinema has as of late been in a kind of hyperproductive renaissance - if the renaissance was occupied with drawing masses to the cinema without any regard for artistic merit. Enter Ajvar - probably one of the rare examples of true arthouse cinema to come out of a Serbian production. With pitch-perfect performances from the two leads (Trifunović is a ridiculously naturalistic actor and Ninković inhabits her character with a type of regal sadness), the story plays out like…