Tagged: animation

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Flee: Scar Tissue, by David Bax

There’s always a tinge of suspicion that bubbles up in me when I sit down to watch a smaller, independent film and am immediately greeted by recognizable names listed as producers. At what point did they come onboard? And to...

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Soul: Outtakes, by David Bax

In the movies, all jazz musicians are struggling jazz musicians, nobly suffering the slings and arrows of a cold, modern world while bearing the flame of jazz, keeping alive the last symbol we have left of a past we no...

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Over the Moon: Lunar Tunes, by David Bax

Like many animated features aimed at a young audience, Glen Keane and John Kahrs’ Over the Moon is a musical. Thankfully, though, it’s not one comprised of pop songs (or songs trying to be pop songs). With the occasional exception...

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Movie Meltdown: Rick and Morty: The Movie

This episode we ask the disturbing question – what if they made a live-action Rick and Morty movie? We attempt to come up with casting options, choices for directors and we delve into the overall themes of the show and how that...

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Abominable: Believe in Magic, by David Bax

Jill Culton (2006’s Open Season) establishes her skills as both writer and director early on in Abominable. In a lively and largely wordless sequence detailing how she spends an average day of her summer vacation, we learn everything we need...