Elmer Elephant (1936)

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Elmer Elephant is a 1936 Disney short film in the Silly Symphony series and although flawed, it still is an endearing flick.

The story is very reminiscent to that of ‘Dumbo‘ and of course the characters are similar in their problems. And although it never achieves its potential, I still enjoyed this short. It is heartwarming and in the end triumphantly moving in a typical Silly Symphony manner and that finale is just incredibly cute. The score is solid as well and I just loved the animation with the character design being really good.

Elmer isn’t as lovable as I thought he would be, but Tillie is. I found the scene where they bully him very interesting as it is very mature for this kind of cartoon. The middle parts are lacking with Joe the giraffe being such an annoying creation, but the first act works and the third act is also really good. One of the highlights is when he puts out the fire in a very inventive and interesting scene. This is a cute little film that has its moments, but is too flawed in its execution to be called a classic Silly Symphony.

Elmer Elephant has some weaker parts and is never as strong as it could have been, but the animation is really good, the beginning is great and the finale is cute leading to a solid entry in the Silly Symphonies series.

My Rating – 3.6

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Holiday (1938)

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Holiday Review

Holiday is a 1938 romantic comedy directed by George Cukor and starring Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn. It is one of the most entertaining films of its time.

I absolutely loved this movie, every second of it. I enjoyed it immensely and as far as pure entertainment goes, it delivers. It has so much energy in its execution and inherent charm which are the qualities essential for a screwball comedy to work. What I loved most about it is its sense of fun and childlike wonder. The two main characters both possess such qualities and they both bring a lot of heart and charisma to the picture.

Johnny is such a good and well realized character. He is funny and is likable from beginning to end. But this is Linda’s show and she is just perfect. I adored her! She is definitely the major reason why the whole film works so well. She is so fun, so childlike, so endearing, so energetic and just so lovable that you can’t help but love her. I love characters such as this one as I can relate to them having in mind that I myself share some of these personality traits. But Julia serves her purpose and the father is of course typical, but well realized. The Potters are so much fun and I really enjoyed their characters as they wonderfully interact with Linda, but Ned is also so endearing as this troubled, but caring person and I just loved his last scene.

The acting is magnificent with each and every performance being so great and that lifted the movie to even greater heights. Edward Everett Horton is very good as Nick Potter and Henry Kolker is also quite good, but it is nice to see Lew Ayres as well and he did such a good job as Ned. But Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn are marvelous. It is crazy to think about, but this movie came out in 1938 which is the same year that ‘Bringing Up Baby‘ was released, a movie that starred both of these talented actors. And while that movie is overall a bit better, I would have to say that I enjoyed this one more and the actors here are just as good as in that movie. Grant is fantastic as usual, but it is Hepburn who blew me away with her powerhouse performance and after this flick, I am definitely her fan. It is such a shame that she was double snubbed for an Oscar that year and that just goes to show how the Academy is ignorant towards comedies. But she is terrific and the two share such a great chemistry together and bring a lot of charisma to the table.

Holiday of course has simply phenomenal dialogue and the lines burst so fast and they are all so sophisticated and so funny. It is emotional as well and has a big heart and the highlights are those scenes when everyone arrives on the party and of course the scenes in the playroom are gems – so incredibly effervescent and beautifully innocent. The only flaws in this movie are those concerned of plot of course. Yes, we know how this movie will end, but thankfully the road to that ending isn’t as predictable as I thought it would be. And the third act of the film is definitely too serious and lacking humor. But overall the humor is superb and I laughed out loud many times. Linda cracked me out the most, but all of the characters have their moments and the humor here is of the best kind – childlike, energetic and quickly delivered. It is an underrated film in my opinion as it is really strong and it deserves its place on the lists of best screwball comedies for sure.

Holiday is such a wonderful movie. The acting is absolutely magnificent with Katharine Hepburn delivering one of her best performances here, the characters are so incredibly likable and the whole movie is so beautifully childlike, energetic and just a lot of fun. It is predictable and the third act is too serious, but it is mostly phenomenal with such a fantastic humor and it is one of the better screwball comedies for sure.

My Rating – 4.5

 

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The Invisible Mouse (1947)

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The Invisible Mouse is a 1947 animated short which is the 33rd of Tom and Jerry shorts. It is a very good entry that still could have been much better.

Jerry goes into an invisible ink bottle after which he becomes invisible and of course he then goes out to torment the big cat. Let’s first talk about the problems here and those are twofold. The first flaw is that it is very slow paced at first. And the second flaw is that it doesn’t quite use its formula to the fullest extent and isn’t as funny at first. However, it all changes halfway through when the film gets infinitely better and becomes a rather good ‘The Invisible Man’ parody.

I loved how funny it became later on. The highlights for me are of course the whole ending with Spike beating Tom and Jerry emerging victorious, but that instance when Jerry writes the words – missed me – in the flour is just hilarious. And Tom’s yelps and screams are absolutely fantastic this time around and are always very funny. This is the entry that is very flawed, but still came out strong in the end and is one of the better ones in the process.

The Invisible Mouse has an evidently inferior first half, but the second one is anything but that as it becomes incredibly funny, really inventive and it has a couple of simply amazing moments.

My Rating – 4.2

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Rise of the Guardians (2012)

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Rise of the Guardians Reviw

Rise of the Guardians is an animated family fantasy film from DreamWorks Animation with the voice work from Alec Baldwin, Chris Pine and Hugh Jackman. This is one of the company’s biggest surprises and one of their better films.

It is about the holiday fantasy characters enlisting Jack Frost together to fight against darkness and protect the children of the world. I enjoyed the story very much and although it had its problems, it mostly delivered. It is overall quite engaging despite its problematic pacing and structure, but it is above all entertaining and really sweet. The flashbacks are handled surprisingly well here to the point of being the highlights of the entire film as they wonderfully flesh out the story and the main character. I did enjoy the beginning a lot as it was incredibly intriguing and just hooks you in instantly. I liked the ending as well, but the middle section had some problems.

The action is overwhelming. It is executed well and is interesting to watch at times, but it is also often present too much and is in the way of the story. I also found it problematic as the fights were never believable as nobody could see the characters and their powers, though visually appealing, are underwhelming and inflict no real damage. And the stakes are just never felt to be as high as the movie makes it out to be which is unfortunate.

But the characters are absolutely great, well for the most part. Jack Frost is such a good protagonist that is treated phenomenally for once as he is well developed and his backstory is so well realized along with his interaction with the rest of the crew. I did enjoy Santa and although too edgy, he was still charming and fun. Tooth Fairy wasn’t as well developed as the rest and her endless fascination with teeth got on my nerves a bit, but Easter Bunny is really funny and the relationship between him and Frost is superb. The Sandman is cute, but I strongly disliked the choice to revive him after being killed as it was typical and it robbed the movie of some mature themes and really strong heartbreaking moments. Jamie is endearing, but I did not care for Pitch Black as he is such a clichéd villain with a typical soothing voice, expected interaction with the main character and overall quite weak powers as he posed no real threat whatsoever.

The voice acting in this movie is polarizing to me. Some did great, but others, although good, are just not fitting for the character. I am talking about Chris Pine who is such an awful choice on the part of the casting director because his manly voice never suits this teen/adolescent boy with the most gentle looks. He did a good job, but I never bought him here and it was very distracting and it took me a while to adapt. But Hugh Jackman did fit and I absolutely loved his work here and he brought a lot of humor to the film. Alec Baldwin is also really good and I did enjoy Jude Law’s performance as well and he fits this villainous role perfectly.

Rise of the Guardians has quite good animation that isn’t great, but is visually appealing and quite satisfying. This is the kind of darker film that I enjoyed as the colors are well utilized, especially blue and yellow. It has some really well animated pieces, but the character design I wasn’t such a big fan. I liked some of them, but Easter Bunny is too exaggerated, North is too edgy and Jack Frost is definitely too modern and overly sexy. But Pitch is interesting and Sandman is also intriguing. But I just wish that they went with the more classic look to these characters.

I wanted them to be more classic, because this is overall quite traditional despite their trying to be new and cool. But I liked that it was old-fashioned as it was so incredibly heartwarming. Yes, it can be too saccharine to some people, but I really liked that approach here as it lead to some honestly beautiful moments. The whole sequence with Jack and the kid and when he finally sees him is just so wonderful to behold and I loved every second of it. The children are so well utilized and I loved its theme of believing and how important that is. Yes, that theme is typical for animated films, but it is still done surprisingly well here and I loved how emotional, heartwarming and just likable the whole film is.

Rise of the Guardians has very bad pacing that is all over the place. It is at times rushed and certainly too action-oriented. But the score caught me off guard as it was so immensely beautiful and for once memorable. But the whole movie is not like that as it is a bit forgettable when you think about it. The tone is also all over the place and the film tries to be mature too hard instead of focusing on being a children’s film as it clearly is that and a good family film at that. The humor has its moments, but it was mostly expected and forced, although some lines are funny. The emotion is present and the dialogue is okay, but could have been better. And the film isn’t as original as it thinks it is and that superhero edge it desperately strives for was the most annoying aspect here. But it is still such a good and even underappreciated film that is easily one of the better DreamWorks films.

Rise of the Guardians has such an endearing approach to it, solid animation, engaging story with excellent flashbacks, quite well developed characters, superb beginning and moving ending. It does try too hard to be mature and the action and humor are overwhelming, but the film is still so incredibly heartwarming and at times even beautiful that I thoroughly enjoyed it.

My Rating – 4

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The Two-Alarm Fire (1934)

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The Two-Alarm Fire is a 1934 Popeye the Sailor animated short film that is one of the best of its time without a doubt.

Popeye must firefight Olive’s house and save her while Bluto is there to make everything more difficult for him. And eventually he saves both of them and when Popeye makes sure that Bluto is okay, he punches him in the film’s climax. That is easily one of the finest endings in this series as it is so hilarious and quite original.

Popeye is so phenomenal here and while Olive isn’t as memorable, Bluto is great and I loved the arguments between the two which were so amusing and funny. The first half isn’t as good, but the second is great with the action that is so memorable and wonderfully inventive. I just love the physics-bending in Popeye the Sailor cartoons and this one has one of the better examples of that. It is such a great film and although not on the level ofAxe Me Another, it is still the second best entry in the series thus far.

The Two-Alarm Fire is wonderfully entertaining and so hilarious with a couple of really fun action set pieces and such a funny, superb finale.

My Rating – 4.4

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a 2015 fantasy science fiction film directed by J. J. Abrams and starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Harrison Ford. It is quite a good, but very flawed movie.

The story itself is problematic because it is obviously incredibly derivative and quite unoriginal in many respects. This film wants so hard to be an homage to the original movies, but in the process ends up being a rip-off instead. There are many plot points here that are directly taken from ‘A New Hope‘, from the protagonist’s journey that is literally the same to that of Luke Skywalker’s to the family drama to some sequences that directly copy the original with the most obvious one being the confrontation between Han Solo and Kylo Ren.

However, the plot still has its strengths and there are many good things to be had here. First of all, it is admittedly very entertaining and an engaging, even charming experience. The second half had so many problems, but the first is really good with many superb moments. I liked the beginning, the character interactions and the ending, although disappointing to the rest, still has some cool action scenes and is well wrapped up and a great start for this new trilogy. And the final scene is well realized and quite intriguing, making you excited for the next chapter.

The character development is mostly quite good here and even stupendous for some characters. Rey is such a strong female character that is sympathetic and you root for her, but she still possesses those same annoying qualities that almost every protagonist has in these big blockbusters –  she is overly strong, she does not make any mistake, she becomes very powerful near the end, her backstory is typical and she is just not such a well written character compared to the rest here. Yes, she is strong, but still unrealistically so and sometimes the approach with her character was aggressively feminist and that frustrated me.

But Finn is absolutely great and one of the best characters here. He is very likable, realistic and has such a great sense of humor and is very funny at times. He is a great new character who was unfortunately quite underused in the end product. I was never a fan of Han Solo, but I liked how they dealt with his character here and he has some really good moments. Leia is also very well handled and the two share a couple of truly great moments. Now, Kylo Ren I thought is a rip-off of Darth Vader at first, but I realized later on that that was the point and that he wants to be the next Vader which means that this development is quite intriguing. His character was so menacing in the first half and had such a great presence, but once he removed his mask, he lost some of that momentum and the family drama with him is a bit annoying, but more on that later. Poe Dameron is not as present, but is a pretty good inclusion and the relationship between him and Finn is really well established. That is one of the best things about The Force Awakens – every character interaction and every relationship is very well handled and the actors share a great chemistry together.

Maz Kanata is an intriguing character and Snoke is okay, but I disliked the use of robots. Yes, BB-8 is cute, but aggressively so and I always felt that these robots in the Star Wars movies are just a ploy to sell toys and are just there to appeal to women and especially children. The story never has as much need for them as it should and they are just there for the cutesy factor. The same goes for Chewbacca whose appeal I never understood whatsoever. These characters were always too childish too begin with and I myself am not a fan of them.

The acting is quite good and, as I said before, the chemistry is noticeable. Adam Driver is fine, but Daisy Ridley and John Boyega steal the show and they are so great together. Harrison Ford did a good job in one of his most iconic roles, but Carrie Fisher wasn’t as good. And Oscar Isaac did such a good job and this was his most likable role yet.

I did like the action sequences in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The flight scenes did annoy me as they were overlong, but the lighsaber fights were so well utilized. The force elements were contrived, but still had momentum as some scenes were quite memorable. The score is quite good and sometimes very moving. The film is also visually terrific with such good special effects and great imagery. The cinematography is superb, but the scenery is so memorable and I liked the aerial as well as the sand and snow scenes. The film is quite visually appealing. The film also has a solid running time and the pacing is mostly really good as most of the scenes are not rushed and the film movies at a brisk, but engaging pace. It is predictable at times, but still has its surprising moments. Also, the film is emotional and although too much family drama is in there, the emotion is still mostly realistic and never too emphasized or maudlin. But I did find the family drama annoying as it was only a proof of how Star Wars is shrinking instead of expanding the universe. And on that note, I expected more of an epic feel to it, but it never explored other planets and just stayed on a couple of locations.

However, the world building is still quite good as I liked the use of those locations quite a bit and all were memorable and well utilized. The dialogue is also solid and the humor is very good with a couple of really funny lines. This is the probably the most light-hearted and humorous entry yet and that is not a bad thing as it worked in its favor and lead to a more charming and likable movie. The tone is well handled overall, but the directing is weak from Abrams as he never introduces anything particularly new or unique here. The film relies too much on the established SW formula which is a choice done for better and for worse as it will satisfy fans, but others will find its derivative nature too problematic. But I liked the newly introduced characters overall and the film tied everything up with the previous installments rather well. This is better than the prequels, but I would say that all three of the original movies are better overall.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens transcends its derivative nature, an overly childish approach and some annoying characters with mostly likable characters, a charming feel to it, great relationships and interactions between the characters, excellent visuals and some excellent and quite memorable scenes. It is a very flawed movie, but as blockbusters go, it is pretty good and even stupendous in some respects.

My Rating – 4

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The Lobster (2015)

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The Lobster Review

The Lobster is a 2015 dramedy film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz. It is such a lost potential and such a disgusting movie.

It is about a city in which singles are given 45 years to find a partner before they are turned into an animal. This is such a fantastic and original idea that it is such a shame how horrendously executed it is. Granted, the performances are pretty good and the first act or so is interesting and intriguing, but everything else here is just awful and even unwatchable.

This is a typical Yorgos Lanthimos film and after this and ‘Dogtooth‘, I have to say that I am not a fan. I strongly dislike his sick tendencies, especially towards animals as animal torture and murder is common in both of these movies and is just sickening to behold. He is such an awful director that has potential as his storylines are truly original, but he tends to rely on violence, sex and just awful, disgusting deeds instead of focusing on clever messages and dialogue.

The dialogue in this movie is so weird as is everything, but it is negatively weird. It starts off solidly, but quickly goes into horrible territory and the whole dialogue is just so annoying and the way they speak is frustrating to listen. And the performances, although solid, are not that remarkable and the film is overlong and slow paced. And the character development is quite weak which is bad as it is essential for this kind of story.

I was so disappointed in The Lobster as the premise alone sounded so interesting and I was looking forward to it. But now I have to say that I hate the end product and it was even unwatchable at times due to its purely annoying and often repulsive nature. This is the story that could have been such a great social commentary on modern relationships, but ended up being an excuse for sensational violence and off-putting weirdness.

The Lobster has such a strong and original premise, but everything else here is just horrendous. This is a typical Yorgos Lanthimos movie filled with horrible and gruesome imagery, disgusting animal torture scenes, horrible violence and it is just awfully off-putting and simply repulsive.

My Rating – 1.5

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It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown (1969)

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It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown is a 1969 animated television special and the sixth in the Peanuts series. It is unfortunately one of the weaker Peanuts specials.

Charlie Brown and Linus get an assignment to write about their summer activities and they reminisce on their time spent in the camp where the boys competed against the girls in a variety of games and always lost. I was incredibly disappointed in this special as the story was just weaker than usual and it was slower and pretty uneventful and even repetitive. I just wanted more from it.

But it still has its strengths mainly the third act which is awesome. I loved the fight between Snoopy and Lucy and the two are the best realized characters here along with Charlie Brown and Linus who get excellent beginning and superb ending with a couple of very funny lines. There is humor here and it is pretty good, but still lacking. And the story was cozy and charming as usual, but still not as sophisticated as I’ve come to expect from the Peanuts brand. It is definitely one of the weaker entries, but the humor and a couple of great character moments along with the great ending make it worth a watch.

It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown is sometimes uninspired and it is disappointing, but the humor is solid, the characters are very good and the ending in particular is great.

My Rating – 3.6

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The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

The Purple Rose of Cairo

The Purple Rose of Cairo Review

The Purple Rose of Cairo is a 1985 fantasy romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen and starring Mia Farrow and Jeff Daniels. It is one of the best films of the 1980s and the director’s finest work.

It is set in the 1930s and follows Cecilia who is a cinephile who goes to movies repeatedly. One day, a film character walks out of the screen and movies into the real world. The two start a romantic relationship until the film actor of the same character arrives, thus complicating everything in a typical screwball comedy manner. While this premise might sound foolish to some, I thoroughly enjoyed it as I found the subject matter and especially the fantasy elements incredibly original. It is the kind of film where you wonder how nobody thought of such a premise before as it is wonderfully suitable for this genre. I read that some critics found the story similar to that of Buster Keaton’s 1924 classic film ‘Sherlock Jr.’ and while the story has some similarities, I still found this movie to be much different and overall better work.

The characters are so amazingly endearing. Wow, how wonderful they are. Almost all of them made me smile and laugh and even Monk who is a highly unlikable brute gets his funny line which is one of the funniest in the movie. Tom Baxter is such a great character that could have easily turned out awful and one-note, but instead became so likable and you root for the guy. Gil Shepherd as his real life actor is fantastic as this egoistic celebrity that is in love with himself and has higher ambitions. I loved his moment near the end as it is such a phenomenal conclusion for his and every character here and is so subtle and just wonderful. But of course, this is Cecilia’s movie as she is the main character. I absolutely loved her. She is such a realistically depicted woman of the time that is weak at first, but still proves herself and stands up for herself in the end and that I loved. But her love of movies drives the film and as a cinephile myself, I found that representation of such a character immensely appealing and unique as unfortunately those are not as present in films as they should be. But she is above all a charming and just such a lovable woman that you can’t help but love.

The Purple Rose of Cairo is almost a flawless film and in terms of bigger flaws, it surely has none and it is an impeccable product. I would have to be nitpicking to find any problems and I am not going to do it this time around as the movie is so fantastic, so beautiful beyond any words that it doesn’t deserve that kind of approach. This is the film that made me smile throughout the whole running time and that almost never happens to me. Yes, it is that special! I had a smile on my face from beginning to end and I even wanted to cry near the end, but not because it was sad, but because it was that moving. And that is an incredible achievement that they made a movie that is so joyous, so heartwarming and so inherently beautiful that it can make you cry. And it is innocent which is a thing that lacks from most of the movies and that is the biggest strength here. It is childlike, but not childish. It is innocent, but not stupid. It is just perfect and it is the best film I’ve seen in a long, long time.

There are many highlights. The one is the ending which I feared would not be as good as the rest of the film, but I was proved otherwise as Allen knew exactly what he wanted to do and how to end it and he did it magnificently. It is a thoroughly satisfying, melancholic and even sad ending, while still keeping its inherent beauty, joy and charm intact. When Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers appeared on screen and started singing and dancing to one of the best songs of the period Cheek to Cheek, the joyous smile on my face was overshadowed by Cecilia’s look on her face which was just priceless. This is why I watch movies. The Purple Rose of Cairo wonderfully recreates the thirties not only in its attention to detail and character interactions, but also in its evident screwball formula and evident charm and sophistication. This picture is such a wonderful homage to the classics of the time, it is homage to the thirties, but above all it is a love letter to those films and a love letter to film overall. I loved that about it. It came from a real cinephile and I loved it immensely as I absolutely adore this decade and it is depicted here in the most romantic, most beautiful way possible.

Another highlight is the beginning that introduces you to Cecilia in such a great, quick manner. I also adored the film screen sequences and the fantasy elements in this movie just work. They could have been silly, but ended up being charming throughout. The scene with the prostitutes is another standout moment and I loved the humor of the film. Wow, is this movie funny. It is absolutely hilarious at certain times, but is always fun and at least slightly funny which is such a commendable achievement. The recreation of screwball comedies is superb and all the scenarios here bring laughs. I loved the film characters and the scenes with them talking to the audience and bickering are just gems. Also, Monk can be funny, but it is Gil who is hilarious in his conversation with Cecilia. When she starts complimenting his acting, the looks on Jeff Daniels‘ face are just phenomenal.

That is another great aspect here – the acting. Jeff Daniels has rarely been this good as he recreates the two quite different characters in such an inspired manner. He is truly great here and so likable. The casting director also did an amazing job as he is perfect for this role, he has the looks that fits the time period perfectly. But Mia Farrow is terrific as well. She gave such a powerhouse performance and made this character work with superb facial expressions and excellent delivery.

The Purple Rose of Cairo is also wonderfully directed by Woody Allen and it is in my opinion his finest work. It is also deftly edited with never a rushed or dull moment. It is very short and while I wanted it to last much longer, I still loved that choice as it is perfect for the genre and the film wraps up beautifully. It is short, but sweet. It is well shot with some great cinematography, the dialogue is just superb as is the screenplay and the tone is so satisfying, always happy, but still somewhat sad and grounded in the end. The fantasy works, but the romance is absolutely phenomenal and it is one of the most purely romantic films I’ve ever seen. And of course it works as a comedy as it is funny a bunch of times. It has a brain and heart. It is very heartwarming, but also always sophisticated. I loved its themes as the film is very clever. It wonderfully juxtaposes the romanticism of the movies with the harsh reality of life and that theme hit me on so many levels. The score is good and the film is very memorable and not predictable at all. And the originality factor is evident as it is one of the most authentic films of the time. It is without any doubt one of the best films of the eighties and it is to me one of the best films of all time. A true classic and such a gem of a movie.

With a sophisticated and incredibly original script, superb performances, absolutely fantastic humor, incredibly endearing characters, many moving parts, heartwarming ending and evident charm and heart, The Purple Rose of Cairo is such a beautiful homage to the 1930s and such a great love letter to cinema as a whole. It is the director’s finest work and one of the best films of the 1980s.

My Rating – 5

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      Interior & Exterior Stills from The Purple Rose of Cairo

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Salt Water Tabby (1947)

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Salt Water Tabby is a 1947 animated short which is the 31st of Tom and Jerry shorts. It is very good and one of the best entries of the year.

Tom is on the beach and trying to impress an attractive female cat, but of course Jerry is also there to spoil his chances and ruin the cat’s day. First, the flaws. The only flaws here are the ending which is fun, but could have been better and the beginning which is rather lackluster. But everything else is really good in this one as the female cat is so well used with some hilarious results and the whole flick is incredibly entertaining and a fantastic use of the beach setting with many inventive action sequences with finely incorporated beach food and animals.

Tom is excellent here and his yelps are just hysterical and the moment where he first screams in a delayed action is one of the highlights for me. Also, Jerry is a bit too aggressive, but still great and the fights here are of the best and most inventive kind. It is so fun that it quickly ends and is one of the finest Tom and Jerry films of 1947.

Salt Water Tabby wonderfully makes use of its beach setting with hilarious yelps, superb, inventive action sequences and excellent humor.

My Rating – 4.2

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