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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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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Monsters, Inc. (2001)

PETE DOCTER, DAVID SILVERMAN, LEE UNKRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA, 2001.  Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Pete Docter, Jill Culton,  Jeff Pidgeon, Ralph Eggleston, Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Daniel Gerson, additional screenplay material by Robert L. Baird, Rhett Reese, Jonathan Roberts.  Produced by Darla K. Anderson.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Harley Jessup, Bob Pauley.  Film … More Monsters, Inc. (2001)

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Finding Nemo (2003)

ANDREW STANTON, LEE UNKRICH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Australia/USA, 2003.  Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Andrew Stanton, Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, David Reynolds.  Cinematography by Sharon Calahan, Jeremy Lasky.  Produced by Graham Walters.  Music by Thomas Newman.  Production Design by Ralph Eggleston.  Film Editing by David Ian Salter.  Academy Awards 2003.  Golden Globe Awards 2003.  Toronto International Film Festival 2003.  A clown fish … More Finding Nemo (2003)

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WALL-E

BBBBB (out of 5) A lonely trash-compacting robot lives on an abandoned planet Earth, spending his days cleaning up a garbage-choked Manhattan and enjoying the tunes that he hears on an old videotape copy of Hello, Dolly!  His loneliness affects the deepest recesses of his microchip board until a spaceship lands nearby and a sleek … More WALL-E

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Toy Story

BBBBB (out of 5) The first fully computer-animated feature film is a hilarious tale of friendship and adventure that is actually more notable for its writing than its technical wizardry.  The idea here is that when little children leave their rooms and close their doors, all their toys come to life and continue their existence … More Toy Story

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