Strong fable about how what we do affects the environment around us. Sure, there are a plethora of such tales, especially from Ghibli, but few of the others can tell it with such further and continued enthusiasm. It's acknowledged that we're all trying to survive and thrive, and while there are elements that are left out, the take sentiments are still beautiful. Great animation, mix of styles and inclusion of Japanese culture and lore make for an interesting and intriguing story. It's narrated as if an old school nature documentary about these creatures. Incredibly creative and well done animated film.
Legitimately creepy story about a man running away, and the demon he fights while watching Shomar over a haunted soul. Beautiful lighting and poignant symbolism help subtly tell his story as well as the haunted body's own. Well directed and acted, this low budget ghost story chills and informs, while also producing an important message.
The Russo Brothers burst into the Marvel Universe with what is essentially a perfect superhero movie. Following closely to the fantastic Brubaker comic arc, the Winter Soldier intrigues with its twist to the formula, shaking the foundation of street level story telling in the Marvel Universe and formulas for the stories to come. Not only does it cap-end the first movie's storyline perfectly, but we get more insight into Rogers and how much of a "Boy Scout" he actually is. With a good amount of humor mixed in and fantastic performances all around, The Winter Soldier shakes up Marvel's foundation for the better and sets a very high bar for all big-budget superhero movies.
While a bit unchained and messy, Snyder's vision is definitely one the comic fans deserve. With everything in limbo, and Flashpoint having the potential to franchise reboot, we may never finish Snyder's intended vision, but it's still better than what was initially presented to us. More violent, nerdy, and action packed, what is presented is mostly a delight. Some acting moments and dialogue keep this from being Snyder's best DC outing, but the heart and intent are there, especially on improving the villain and showcasing Cyborg in a big way. This stills important, if simultaneously unnecessary given the current franchise situation. I'm glad it exists.
Excellent drama about finding tranquility when everything is in motion. Riz Ahmed and Paul Raci are both fantastic. It's a beautiful and sad tale, but not without hope. Great sound editing make this character study a profound piece and knowing deaf people, many of the messages hit close. The beginning is a little rocky, but things move quickly, and there were tears.