Tag Archives: outsiders

Fall (2016)

An anonymous character and a fatal but unexplained event is depicted with powerful, intentionally crude animation and a very suggestive soundtrack. A worthy experiment by a fledgling animator, though not in my book of descent. Watch it here:

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Piper (2016)

From ever-impressive Pixar comes an Academy Award-winning short that really pushes the envelope when it comes to state-of-the-art animation. Amazingly fluid water and body movement, fantastic render quality of for instance feathers and eyes, plus an assortment of cute and charming … Continue reading

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The butler (2013)

The journey of one man, his country, and its presidents. Fascinating life-story and well-meaning political statement – but unfortunately, this one is also horribly rhapsodic and rather bland. A promising concept that doesn’t fully deliver. Not in my book of white houses.

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This is England (2006)

I’ve been longing to see this ever since it was released. Too improbable/sanitized/simplified to weigh in as a major work of kitchen sink realism, maybe, but not without its complexities and still a very engaging little coming of age story. Cute, energetic, and … Continue reading

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Alike (2015)

Nice animated short on Freedom And Creativity versus The Daily Grind. Very well made, though a bit muddled when it comes to the story. A well spent seven minutes watch, but not in my book of parents and children. Available here:

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Λατέρνα φτώχεια και γαρύφαλλο (1958)

Running only 83 minutes, this is still stretched out in absurdum due to the almost nonexistent storyline. A simplistic feelgood bagatelle, every bit as naively goodhearted as its popular predecessor. Strangely intriguing body language from the irresistible Tzeni Karezi. Allegedly the first sequel in … Continue reading

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