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  • Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square

    ★★★★

  • S. Darko

    ★★½

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  • Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square

    Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square

    truly a joy??? so happy and confident in accomplishing exactly what its going for and not apologizing for it, never insecurely attempting annoying snarky self-owns like so many contempo christmas films that pretend to be above genre, or making ANY appeals to critical taste!!! directed by Debbie Allen with such zippy pacing (theres literally a new outrageous song and dance number every 90 seconds--a welcome respite from a glut of recent musicals lamentably attempting naturalism or "scenes"), a cast of…

  • S. Darko

    S. Darko

    its not THAT bad!! i enjoy but am not hyper reverential of the first movie to begin with and you could do so much worse for an unwarranted sequel by a random new director. really like the stylized rapport btw the girls and their whole relationship in general. Theres more interesting stuff going on w/ daveighs flat affect apathy (echoing donnie's in the first film but now constantly in disruptive negotiation w her being predated upon by creeps as a…

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  • 1001 Nights

    1001 Nights

    so criminal that artist Yoshitaka Amano is uncredited alongside Mike Smith on the letterboxd page--although Smith served as animation directer this is clearly the product of Amano's illustrative style and singular creative vision. A masterpiece of experimental/mixed media animation, seamlessly integrating labyrinthine CG-modeled architecture, sensuous, wafting watercolor animation, and intricate paper puppet character art into a kaleidoscopic, rhythmic wonder. The seamless, metamorphic compositional and material transitions in this film amaze and inspire me. While his previous animated collaboration with Mamoru…

  • Nell

    Nell

    woefully underrated camp classic!!!! Jodie Foster's humiliatingly maudlin performance is incredible and I challenge anyone to watch the film without imitating her "Nellish" speech and mannerisms for a week afterward

    Very 90's in that it really feels like a surface level transcendental Enya music video about nature and innocence and *learning to feel alive again* thanks to a simple but enchanted feral mary sue. Pretends to be about linguistics and the flaws of the social work --> asylum pipleine but…