Foreign

“Children of The Sea” is a unique film, but not always great

It’s a very loose and fluid plot - and the entire third act feels like a drug trip and existential dread. And while the story may not be cohesive - the art is certainly beautiful.

Film, Foreign, Other

“Next Door Spy” is a detective story without a mystery

It’s not really a detective story if there isn’t a mystery.

Disney, Film, Pixar

Pixar’s newest film continues the studio’s age of mediocrity.

Warning: Spoilers. This review is also kind of long. I’m kind of  pissed. What the heck happened with Pixar? This is a company that produced a nearly dialogue-less film about two robots falling in love; a movie about a rat who pursues his dream of becoming a chef; and a movie about an old man… Continue reading Pixar’s newest film continues the studio’s age of mediocrity.

Foreign

April and the definitely, weird, out of the ordinary world.

Originally published 1/07/18. This post has been edited. April and the Extraordinary World (2015) (or April et le Monde Truque) is an original work co-directed by Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci. It is a French-Belgian-Canadian production. I’ve found that French/Canadian cartoons tend to be a little more risqué in nature than American ones, even if they’re meant… Continue reading April and the definitely, weird, out of the ordinary world.

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The importance of timing; a review and thoughts on Mamoru Hosoda’s “Mirai.”

Thankfully, this week was much, much easier than last week; if only I could say the same about the next few weeks. It’s the holidays, which is good for a lot of a lot of lines of work, but in my line, it just means shorter deadlines.And that just sucks. I have Christmas Day and… Continue reading The importance of timing; a review and thoughts on Mamoru Hosoda’s “Mirai.”