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  • Fireman Sam: The Great Fire of Pontypandy

    Fireman Sam: The Great Fire of Pontypandy

    ★★★★★

    Writer/Director Donny McErlean, who already had a nice career going for him, explodes into the Bigtime with this delightful, mesmerizing, and completely unexpected ode to Tinseltown.

    The opening sequence does not do the rest of the film justice. It is as if the cast from FAME grew up, had children of their own, and then those children hijacked the Santa Monica freeway to do a 10 minute flash-mob dance sequence.

    From that point on, the film is hypnotic.

    We segue…

  • Foodfight!

    Foodfight!

    ★★★★★

    In 60s Hong Kong, a man and woman move in the same day into adjacent apartments with their respective spouses. Soon they suspect their ever absent spouses of having an affair with one-another. A strange bond emerges between the man and woman as they cope with their sadness by taking turns playing each other's spouse, before a more complex bond emerges...

    No summary can do it justice, for Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar-Wai's "In the Mood for Love" is nothing…

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  • A Car's Life: Sparky's Big Adventure

    A Car's Life: Sparky's Big Adventure

    ★★★★★

    Simply Flawless. People are so ignorant to miss the true artistic representation that is CLEARLY shown in this masterpiece. The often blank sets are a representation of Sparky and his father's segregation from society as they meander the post apocalyptic world filled with endless landscapes; arguably a symbolism of purgatory (which is reinforced with the motifs of Piston's grave and imagery of death throughout). This theme is even exemplified by the movie's title "A Car's Life" we are following the…

  • Car's Life 3: The Royal Heist

    Car's Life 3: The Royal Heist

    ★★★★★

    Usually when a film has a Part III, it leaves you with, "Why did they make a third film?" Case in point, "Smokey & The Bandit". Now I am dating myself if that's the only film I can come up with when it comes to trilogies. But car movies are seldomly done in trilogies. Star Wars, The Godfather, Lord of the Rings and Back to the Future are the only exceptions that have worked in the past because there's an on-going…