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  • Lilo & Stitch

    Lilo & Stitch

    ★★★★

    "It's little, and broken, but still good. Yeah, still good"

  • Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films

    Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films

    ★★★½

    Like many of the Cannon films it discusses, the promise of this documentary ("wild, untold!") is better than the actual product (basically just talking heads). That does not mean that, like many Cannon films, it is not highly entertaining and a great nostalgia trip.

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  • Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

    Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

    ★★★½

    Essential viewing for those interested in (the history of) special effects, but nevertheless a rather straightforward documentary. The most poignant part comes near the end, where directors and sfx artists influenced by Harryhausen discuss (lament?) the current state of CGI, which through overkill is in danger of removing the “special” from special effects. To quote Harryhausen himself, “you can’t have an explosion every five minutes in Greek mythology”.

  • The Painting

    The Painting

    ★★★★

    Another film I will retroactively place in my top 25 of 2012 - a beautifully realized existentialist work of animation about the class(/race?) struggle among characters in a half-finished painting, which drives some of them to search for their painter for answers.