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  • Your Name.

    Your Name.

    ★★★★★

    It's been a long time since I've watched an anime but after coming across it playing at a local theatre, I decided to look it up. I'm glad I did because this was a fantastic film. The story, in particular, kept me fixated through to the end. I don't want to give away anything, though. The animation was also really well done—although still filled with some cutesy anime cliches. If you get a chance to see it, I highly recommend it.

  • The Boxtrolls

    The Boxtrolls

    ★★★½

    I don't remember this movie coming out but I recently saw a clip on YouTube and decided to add it to my watchlist. Last night, my 9yr old was having a bit of a rough time so we decided to give it a watch. The animation, as always (done by the crew that did Coraline and Kubo), was wonderfully done. The story was fairly well done with a surprising couple turns in the movie. My only complaint is that I…

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  • Power Rangers

    Power Rangers

    ★★★

    Took the kids. Or rather, the kids took me. I know very little about the Power Ranger universe but knew enough. The movie spends close to half the time just setting up the characters, preparing them for battle. The second half of the movie is where the action is but it feels like it ended more quickly than it should have. Maybe after seeing Logan and John Wick, I had other expectations. The next movie will likely be more action…

  • The Darjeeling Limited

    The Darjeeling Limited

    ★★★

    Darjeeling feels both familiar and different from Wes Anderson's other films. It feels like it has a more traditional story of the brothers overcoming their animosity and distrust for each other through a bonding journey. In comparing themes across Anderson's films, there's the non-present parent—this time the mother, played by Anjelica Huston—and that's pretty much it. No sidekick, no infidelity (unless you count the stewardess's fling), and no redemption—at least not like Anderson's other films. (I don't think the brothers were redeemed, just able to let go of their distrust.) The film didn't knock my socks off but neither did it disappoint.