Category Archives: Animation

Anomalisa (2015) Movie Review

Anomalisa begins on chatter over a black screen. This chatter is clearly multiple people, but the voices are distinctly similar to each other. This fades in on a lush cloudscape with an airplane emerging out of the grey. Inside the plane is Michael Stone (David Thewlis), a man famous for writing a book about good customer service.

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Michael lives in a world of isolation. On a trip to give a self-help speech, he is completely Continue reading Anomalisa (2015) Movie Review

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World of Tomorrow (2015) Short Film Review

World of Tomorrow, the Oscar-nominated short film from Don Hertzfeldt, follows the journey of a young girl Emily (Winona Mae) as she is shown through the memories of the future by her clone (Julia Pott).

The short is a densely-packed 15 minutes that meanders through complexities of time travel, artificial sentience, and love. The simplicity of the Continue reading World of Tomorrow (2015) Short Film Review

Academy Awards 2016: Best Animated Feature Nominee Predictions

The award season is beginning to ramp up as we head into the Holiday. As such, Oscar buzz is beginning to bubble up. Which animated films will get the nomination for best animated feature? Here are my predictions:

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Nominees:

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Top Ten Movies of Summer 2015

 

The Summer movie season is over. As such, the obligatory Summer wrap-up list must come out. A lot of movies graced moviegoers’ popcorn-greased faces this Summer, making it hard to whittle a list down to an even and psychologically-pleasing 10.

 

So, let’s start with some honorable mentions.

 

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The Best of 2015 in Movies (So Far)

We’re about half-way through 2015 and, as such, have been presented with plenty of films. Early-year diamonds in the rough and breakout summer blockbusters have surfaced. Here are my favorite movies of 2015 as of June 21 (in order of their respective release dates).

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2015 Academy Award Predictions — Best Animated Short Film

 

The Nominees:

  • The Bigger Picture — Daisy Jacobs, Chris Hees
  • The Dam Keeper — Robert Kondo, Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi
  • Feast — Patrick Osborne, Kristina Reed
  • Me and My Moulton — Torill Kove
  • A Single LIfe — Joris Oprins

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