Incredibles 2 (2018)

BRAD BIRD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2018.  Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Brad Bird.  Cinematography by Mahyar Abousaeedi.  Produced by Nicole Paradis Grindle, John Walker.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by Ralph Eggleston.  Film Editing by Stephen Schaffer. Academy Awards 2018.   Golden Globe Awards 2018. It’s been fourteen years since their first onscreen adventure, but as the aging … More Incredibles 2 (2018)

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Coco (2017)

LEE UNKRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2017.  Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios.  Story by Lee Unkrich, Jason Katz, Matthew Aldrich, Adrian Molina, Screenplay by Adrian Molina, Matthew Aldrich.  Cinematography by Matt Aspbury, Danielle Feinberg.  Produced by Darla K. Anderson.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by Harley Jessup.  Film Editing by Steve Bloom, Lee Unkrich.  Academy Awards 2017.  Golden Globe Awards 2017. Pixar … More Coco (2017)

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Finding Dory

BBBB (out of 5) Pixar returns to one of its most adored tales for a sequel to Finding Nemo, the story of a loving clownfish (Albert Brooks) who crossed the ocean to find his missing son.  On that voyage he was accompanied by a blue tang with a short-term memory problem named Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), whose own origins … More Finding Dory

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Inside Out

BBB (out of 5) Two decades of anthropomorphizing inanimate objects sees Pixar reaching a little deeper into the ephemeral, creating characters based purely on human emotions.  What you think is a singularly-minded human being is actually host to Joy, Anger, Sadness, Disgust and Fear, all of whom work the console on the bridge of the … More Inside Out

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Toy Story 3 (2010)

LEE UNKRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2010.  Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios.  Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich, Screenplay by Michael Arndt.  Produced by Darla K. Anderson.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Bob Pauley.  Film Editing by Ken Schretzmann.  Academy Awards 2010.  Golden Globe Awards 2010.  In 1995 the Pixar studio set off a cinematic revolution when they … More Toy Story 3 (2010)

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Brave

BBBB (out of 5) The King of a Scottish clan is delighted by his spunky, rebellious daughter Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald), but her mother (Emma Thompson) is appalled that she does not behave like a proper princess.  With her perpetually tousled hair and her insistence on improving her bow and arrow techniques, Merida shocks … More Brave

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Up

BBBB (out of 5) Two kindred spirits meet as children and grow attached thanks to their shared spirit of adventure; this translates to love in their adolescence and marriage in adulthood, all the way through to their old age until he is left a bitter, lonely widower who has never fulfilled his and late wife’s … More Up

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