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Every now and then there is a film that graces our screens that is just unquestionably “high concept”. You know the films I’m talking about: those odd projects that come out of left-field with a central premise that presents an oddly specific set of elements and often requires a certain suspension of disbelief to really get into. These movies often sacrifice character development and interaction to service the central premise of the film. Colossal is largely one of those films. If you thought Jurassic Park had too many dinosaurs and Godzilla wasn’t realistic enough then stop reading here. For everyone else: let’s talk!
Ready Player One arrives at our shores just in time for Easter, and fittingly it is the quintessential turducken of an Easter feast. It is an Easter egg stuffed with Easter eggs, wrapped in Easter eggs and – to take this metaphor possibly too far, but screw it – covered in rich melted Easter egg sauce.
Imagine the most European thing you can think of. Is it a sentient glass of red wine smoking a cigarette on a balcony overlooking Paris discussing the philosophical theories of Derrida? Because that is what I think of. Whatever your most European image might be though, I am almost certain that nothing could be more European than this film. This is the epitome of Europe in all its academic, cultural and slightly pretentious glory. This is European with a capital E. And you know what, it may also be the most heartfelt and affecting film I have seen in a very long time.
In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist’s final letter and ends up investigating his final days there. With computer generated effects and digital 3D sculpting having become the norm for animation in cinema, Loving Vincent – a 2D animated film completely done in oil paintings – is a frontier- and groundbreaking film.
In Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri a mother (Frances McDormand) personally challenges the local authorities, by putting up three billboards outside of the town of Ebbing, Missouri, to solve her daughter’s murder when they fail to catch the culprit.