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Your Name (2016) Review

  See this film! That’s the most important sentence I’ll write in this review. I mean, every word you read from here on is just time wasted not watching this incredible movie, but, for those who need more convincing: I walked into Your Name (or Kimi No Na Wa in Japan) without a clue what it might be about. I only knew that (1) the film was well-reviewed and (2) it was directed by ...

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Good Dinosaur — Good Movie: “The Good Dinosaur” Review

After an amazing Thanksgiving dinner prepared by unofficial “chef of the century”, my mom, I took two old friends from out of town to the movies. We saw Pixar’s latest, The Good Dinosaur. This marks the first time that the studio has released two films in the same year. I’m happy to report that both films live up to the standards we’ve come to expect from the cutting-edge company. And ...

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Pixar’s Return to Form: A Review of “Inside Out”

Inside Out was released in theaters this week to almost universal acclaim, something we have come to expect from Pixar. Fortunately, Pixar managed to channel some of the old magic and escape from the shadow of previous disappointments (Cars 2, Monsters University) and mediocre efforts (Brave). Inside Out isn’t one of my favorite Pixar films—actually, it ranks toward the bottom, excluding ...

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