Floating in my mind (2013)

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Adorable style, fluid animation, nice colours, fitting music – a lot of good work more or less wasted on a too pointless and generic story built on rather vague symbolism.

One person’s life – with balloons. Not in my inflatable book.

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Cloud cover (2000)

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Naive and profound symbolism executed in a charmingly wiggly style.

Touching and very stylish in a primitive way. Maybe in my book of doing the best with what you’ve got.

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Un conte (2013)

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A knight in shining armor saves the maiden in distress … not! Or does he?

This new take on an old trope is symbolic, surprising, and strong – but also uneven, unresolved, and too abrupt. Not in my book of domestic violence.

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Myosis (2013)

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Colour, contrast, form, movement, sound. A dense and saturated visual treat relying a bit too heavily on rather high-strung symbolism.

Moving in both senses of the word, but ultimately not in my book of work and play.

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Fol Amor (2013)

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Ah, the pursuit of love – and it’s glorious fulfillment!

Funny, very well executed, and definitely among the cheekiest things I’ve ever set my eyes upon. Probably in my book of codpieces.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5A7xDKx6is&t=1s

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Prisoners (2013)

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Suspenseful thriller with some thoughtworthy moral dilemmas concerning how far one should go to solve a crime and save lives.

Flawed by a big red herring that is rather sloppily discarded. But then again, without that fishy diversion only one reasonable solution would remain.

Not bad, but not in my book of mystery.

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The Lift (1972)

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Someone unearthed legendary director Robert Zemeckis first student film, which is well made though unmistakably … film school-esque?

Only mildly interesting unless you’re an ardent aficionado. Not in my book of man versus machine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDt-EoryNRE

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