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  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Ponyo
  • American Psycho

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  • The Cat Returns

    ★★★★

  • Sing 2

    ★★

  • Okja

    ★★★★½

  • The Secret Life of Pets 2

    ★½

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  • The Cat Returns

    The Cat Returns

    ★★★★

    The Cat Returns is like a modern day fairy tale; it doesn’t try to indulge in emotional nuance or profundity. Rather, it utterly enchants its audience, enrapturing them in a world beyond imagination, and guides them through that world with characters who are wonderfully cliched, but in all the right ways. It’s simplistic in nature, but it never lets that fact drag it down. It isn’t trying to reach for the heights that films like Spirited Away achieve. Instead, it…

  • Sing 2

    Sing 2

    ★★

    I think one of the best ways Illumination could have gone about improving the Sing franchise in its second outing was to take all the mediocre elements and characters from the first movie and place them in a more interesting setting and story than the first one, and that’s somewhat what they’ve done with Sing 2. With the characters removed from the generic, singing competition, story template that they were trapped within in the first one, it feels like the…

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  • Belle

    Belle

    ★★★★

    So this is basically Beauty and the Beast, set in the world of Ready Player One, where Belle is a vtuber, the Beast is a DeviantArt OC, and Gaston is a Discord Moderator.

    Mamoru Hosoda envisions a world in which the internet is not a manifestation of the declining state of socializing, but rather, another extension of it. In the world of Belle, this vast online world that connects everyone isn’t treated as the ultimate evil, but as a neutral…

  • Cowboy Bebop

    Cowboy Bebop

    ★★★★½

    While some claim the best characters are those that go through dramatic change throughout the course of the story, I think there’s something to be said about characters who do the exact opposite; characters who find themselves in a very static state, refusing to change, not because of incompotent writing, but instead because of their deep-seeded regrets and denial. Characters like this are fascinating to watch, as we see the ways they delude themselves and avoid the very real problems…