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Inherent Vice (2014)

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“Is that a swastika on that man’s face?” asks “Doc” Sportello.  Dr. Threeply responds, “No, it isn’t.  That’s an ancient Hindu symbol meaning ‘all is well.’  It brings good fortune, luck, and well-being.” Paul Thomas Anderson has emerged over the last two … Continue reading

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Howl’s Moving Castle & Ponyo & The Wind Rises

(For Miyazaki’s first eight films, check out The Castle of Cagliostro & Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Castle In the Sky & My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service & Porco Rosso, and Princess Mononoke & Spirited Away) Hayao Miyazaki … Continue reading

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‘An American Tail: Fievel Goes West’ & ‘The Prince of Egypt’

Simon Wells is an animator, storyboard artist, and director who is also the great grandson of famed author H. G. Wells (The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds).  Simon studied audio-visual design at the Perse School … Continue reading

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‘Corpse Bride’ & ‘Frankenweenie’

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Tim Burton, while known for his live action films (including 1989’s Batman, 1994’s Ed Wood, and 2010’s Alice In Wonderland), actually started out working in animation.  He attended the California Institute of the Arts to study character animation, and his classmates included John Lasseter, Brad Bird, John … Continue reading

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Frankenweenie (2012)

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I suppose it’s no secret that I’m a huge Tim Burton fan.  I was really excited about the release of Frankenweenie, and not just because he directed it.  Frankenweenie is a feature-length stop-motion adaptation of a live action short Burton … Continue reading

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The Films of Tim Burton Part Four

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In my previous entry (The Films of Tim Burton Part Three), I covered Batman Returns and Ed Wood. Next up is 1996’s Mars Attacks!  I first saw it when it came to cable, but I wouldn’t get to see it … Continue reading