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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Osmosis Jones

BB.5 (out of 5) Half of this Farrelly Brothers comedy is a delight, while the other half is practically unbearable. A combination of live-action and animation filmmaking, it stars Bill Murray as a hygienically repulsive zoo worker whose concerned daughter is trying very hard to get him to live a healthier life. When he catches … More Osmosis Jones

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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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The Incredibles

BRAD BIRD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 2004.  Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Brad Bird.  Cinematography by Andrew Jimenez, Patrick Lin, Janet Lucroy.  Produced by John Walker.  Music by Michael Giacchino.  Production Design by Lou Romano.  Film Editing by Stephen Schaffer.  Academy Awards 2004.  Golden Globe Awards 2004.   Pixar does it up brilliantly with this effortlessly clever science-fiction comedy. The … More The Incredibles

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Cars

BBBB (out of 5) While the story doesn’t reach the brilliance of Toy Story or Monsters, Inc., this animated film from the multi-talents at Pixar is among their most beautiful, and manages some poignant moments that make it more than just a spectacle. Anthropomorphically charismatic cars with individual personalities populate the story, one of the … More Cars

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