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  • Tom & Jerry

    Tom & Jerry

    This actually made me nauseous. Something about the way the film is shot and edited, and how all the animated animals just don't fit against the real-life backgrounds, made it physically difficult for my eyes to keep up. The animation isn't all that great either. You've seen more interesting Tom & Jerry character designs in much older Tom & Jerry projects, and you've definitely seen better integration of animation and live-action in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. This is one of those kids'…

  • Flora & Ulysses

    Flora & Ulysses

    ★★

    I don't want to be cynical about the movie with the cute CGI squirrel, but Disney makes it so hard not to be. (How fitting, since Flora's voiceover narration constantly talks about how she's a cynic. Same, girl.) There's clearly a more thoughtful narrative in here about broken families, but the rest of the film's disjointed parts keep getting in the way, as does Disney's blatant, corporate-mandated product placement. The longer this movie goes on, the clearer it becomes that…

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  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★★★★

    I think it's only natural to feel a little bit of resistance towards a film like Nomadland, especially after hearing so much high praise thrown its way throughout most of last year. And I did have several moments while watching it where I found myself wondering if it would live up to the hype, or if it could sustain its quality till the very end. Immediately after each of those moments, though, Chloe Zhao would launch into these breathtaking shots…

  • Fan Girl

    Fan Girl

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Dear giant movie studios: please let Antoinette Jadaone do anything she wants. Don't give her notes, don't give her examples of movies you want her to imitate. Let her go absolutely nuts, and you might be lucky enough to get something like Fan Girl, which is easily the best Filipino narrative film of the year (and the best overall Filipino film of the year next to Aswang, if you count that film as a 2020 release).

    There is a moment…