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Tribeca 2022 Interview: Producer Annalise Davis Talks Fireworks

Producer Annalise Davis has been in the film industry for nearly 20 years, having worked on films such as The ...
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Panda! Go Panda! Blu-ray Review: Proto Totoro Anime Film

In my estimation, Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro is one of the greatest films ever made. It's an almost perfect fantasy ...
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Tribeca 2022 Review: Fireworks

There have been many films and television series that involve top-level characters carrying out orders to bomb a certain location ...
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Tribeca 2022 Review: Coming Out with the Help of a Time Machine

Coming out of the closet for in one of the most difficult things that anyone in LGBTQ community ever has ...
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Tribeca 2022 Review: Out of Order

Sometimes the big city can bring a lot of you, including your search of love after heartbreak. This appealingly familiar ...
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Tribeca 2022 Review: Closing Dynasty

Written and directed by Lloyd Lee Choi Closing Dynasty is a quietly humanistic short portrait of how we really do ...
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Constantine: The House of Mystery Blu-ray Review: A Cosmic Groundhog Day

The DC Showcase Animated Shorts release Constantine: The House of Mystery is similar to the franchise's Batman: Death in the ...
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SXSW 2022 Review: Radical Honesty

I can't say much about dating. I've never been on a date, so I have no experience. However, watching movies ...
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2022 Oscar-Nominated Animated Short Films Review

ShortsTV presents the 17th annual Oscar Nominated Short Films theatrical releases. Spanning the categories of Live Action, Animation, and Documentary, ...
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2022 Oscar-Nominated Documentary Short Films Review

ShortsTV presents the 17th annual Oscar Nominated Short Films theatrical releases. Spanning the categories of Live Action, Animation, and Documentary, the ...
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2022 Oscar-Nominated Live-Action Short Films Review

ShortsTV presents the 17th annual Oscar Nominated Short Films theatrical releases. Spanning the categories of Live Action, Animation, and Documentary, ...
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Tex Avery Screwball Classics Volume 3 Blu-ray Review: Another Must-own for Fans of Avery and Animation

The Warner Archive Collection has released the third volume of their Tex Avery Screwball Classics line, bringing the total number ...
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Tex Avery Screwball Classics Volume 2 Blu-ray Review: A Second Helping of Silliness

The Warner Archive Collection has released the second volume of their Tex Avery Screwball Classics line, bringing the total number ...
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Batman: Death in the Family Interactive Movie Review: Ready Viewer One

A sequel to the animated film Batman: Under The Red Hood, which I previously reviewed, Batman: Death in the Family is an animated film ...
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Worst Cartoons Ever! DVD Review: They Stink!

[It was a tradition Friday nights at San Diego Comic Con to visit Jerry Beck's long-running panel, Worst Cartoons Ever!, ...
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Tex Avery Screwball Classics Volume 1 Blu-ray Review: A Must-Own for Animation Fans

When it comes to the work of legendary animation director Fred “Tex” Avery, the stories typically show order giving way ...
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The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection: Volume 6 (1978-1980) Blu-ray Review

From January 2018 to December 2019, Kino Lorber Animation released the entire run of 124 Pink Panther cartoons produced by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises ...
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2020 Oscar-nominated Animated Short Films Review

On January 29, ShortsTV will debut THE 2020 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS at the IFC Center in New York City ...
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 A Sister Live Action Short Review: Utilizes Minimalism to the Fullest

Written by Ram Venkat Srikar A Sister is a film that relies heavily on the atmosphere. It's a dark film, literally. ...
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The Neighbor’s Window Live Action Short Review: Leaves a Lasting Impact

Written by Ram Venkat Srikar I love it when films tell a thing or two about life, smoothly sharing a ...
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Brotherhood Live Action Short Review: Family and the Cruel World

Written by Ram Venkat Srikar Brotherhood could have been a minimalistic tale of a family confronting a circumstance, which although it ...
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Nefta Football Club Live Action Short Review: A Light Film with a Heavy Moral

Written by Ram Venkat Srikar Nefta Football Club is a great case study to convey a message through the film instead ...
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Saria Live Action Short Review: Agonizing and Heartbreaking

Written by Ram Venkat Srikar Bryan Buckley's Saria is based on 2017's tragedy when 41 girls orphan girls lost their lives to ...
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Popeye the Sailor: The 1940s, Volume 2 Blu-ray Review: The Love Triangle Continues

After a disclaimer about the unfortunate ethnic and racial depictions that occur in a few shorts, Popeye the Sailor: The ...
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The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection: Volume 5 (1976-1978) Blu-ray Review

As mentioned in my past reviews of past volumes, Friz Freleng was an instrumental figure in animation history because of ...
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The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection: Volume 4 (1971-1975) Blu-ray Review

As originally mentioned in my review of Volume 1, Friz Freleng was an instrumental figure in animation history because of ...
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Popeye the Sailor: The 1940s, Volume 1 Blu-ray Review: Impressive Visuals but Disappointing Audio

From July 2007 through November 2008, Warner Brothers released three volumes of Popeye the Sailor cartoons on DVD, which contained ...
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The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection: Volume 3 (1968-1969) Blu-ray Review

As mentioned in my review of Volume 1, Friz Freleng was an instrumental figure in animation history because of his ...
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The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection: Volume 2 (1966-1968) Blu-ray Review

As mentioned in my review of Volume 1, Friz Freleng was an instrumental figure in animation history because of his ...
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The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection: Volume 1 (1964-1966) Blu-ray Review

Anyone who who grew up watching Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes, surely remembers the unusual name “Friz Freleng” in the ...
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Prep & Landing: Totally Tinsel Collection DVD Review: A Totally Tinsel Way to Spend Christmas

Written by Kristen Lopez In 2009 ABC put out a Christmas special that blended the wit and animation of Pixar ...
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Queen: Greatest Video Hits DVD Review: Talent, Style, and Grace on Display

Written by Greg Barbrick If ever there were a band suited to the format of music videos, Queen were it. ...
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The Three Stooges: Rare Treasures from the Columbia Pictures Vault DVD Review: An Excellent Collection of Odds and Ends

Anyone who has always been a fan of the immortal slapstick comedy The Three Stooges brought us over the course ...
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Tom and Jerry: Around the World DVD Review: A Bad Trip

In all the world of home media, there is perhaps nothing as dreaded as the proverbial “best of” compilation — ...
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A Hollis Frampton Odyssey Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: An Essential Collection of Avant-Garde Treasures

The Films There isn’t much experimental film represented within the Criterion Collection library, but when the good folks there do ...
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Ann Arbor Film Festival 2012 Review: Films in Competition, and Films by Phil Solomon

Films in Competition Honestly, I wasn’t terribly thrilled about attending this selection of competition films, namely because of Soft Palate. ...
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Ann Arbor Film Festival 2012 Review: Poetic Injustice and The Strawberry Tree

Written by Ben Platko Poetic Injustice – Short Films from the Arab World The “Poetic Injustice” program of short films ...
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Ann Arbor Film Festival 2012 Review: Student Film Showcase and Out Night

Written by Ben Platko Student Film Showcase There’s something special about the raw creative talent of student filmmakers. Experimental festivals ...
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Ann Arbor Film Festival 2012 Review: Opening Night

Written by Ben Platko Tuesday night marked the beginning of a historic week. An aged George Manupelli stood on stage ...
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Tom and Jerry: In the Dog House DVD Review: Out with the New and In with the Old

Written by Chad Derdowski Tom and Jerry, the ever-battling animated cat and mouse duo, have been at odds with each ...
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Looney Tunes Super Stars: Pepe Le Pew DVD Review: Le Win

As some of us sit and wonder if we’ll ever see one über-definitive ginormous anthology that delivers every Looney Tunes ...
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2012 Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts Review: Bring Tissues, Because You’re Going to Cry

Stanislavsky once said, “There are no small parts, only small actors.” At least I think he was the one who ...
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2012 Oscar-Nominated Live-Action Short Films Review: A Mixed Bag of Nominees

Before the 84th Academy Awards take place on Feb. 26, you still have time to catch up with some of ...
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2012 Oscar-Nominated Animated Short Films Review: Five Strong Nominees Vie for Gold

No matter how much of an Oscar completist you are, by the time February rolls around, it’s usually the short ...
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Tom and Jerry: Fur Flying Adventures Volume 3 DVD Review: As Fun as Ever

Written by Greg Barbrick Warner Home Video are now offering the third installment in their Tom and Jerry: Fur Flying ...
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Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 1 DVD Review: A Study in Animation

Pixar Animation Studios has been the most consistently creative and innovative production company over the past twenty years. The company ...
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Have a Laugh! Volume 3 and 4 DVD Review: Samplers of Disney’s Animated Stars

Disney’s Have A Laugh! series is aimed at introducing classic Disney cartoons to young children. Both recent volumes offer five ...
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Tom and Jerry: Fur Flying Adventures Volume 2 DVD Review: Another Helping of the Famous Twosome

Written by Greg Barbrick Tom and Jerry have been entertaining audiences for over 70 years now, and we still can’t ...
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Tom and Jerry: Fur Flying Adventures Volume 1 DVD Review: Fun Stuff For All

Written by Greg Barbrick. As we all remember, Tom and Jerry were the precursors to the wonderfully subversive Itchy and ...
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