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Movie Reviewer-David, Belgrade  Movie reviews, both of latest releases and older classic films with my honest opinion. My reviews - #nameofthemoviesimbasible

Skippy is a solid, frequently endearing and memorable early children's flick which is one of the most peculiar Best Picture nominees ever having in mind that it's a family flick based on a comic strip. It's a fine, but familiarly plotted, not well acted movie which has a good first and third act, but the second one is somewhat annoying in dialogue and plot points.

My Rating - 3.5

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Open Season has a couple of moving moments in the beginning and ending and a solid score, but that's pretty much it. The rest is mediocrity through and through. The animation is unappealing and rather cheap looking, the characters are for the most part forgettable and the story is typical. The focus on immature humor and overwhelming action didn't help matters either. It's in the end a very weak first movie for Sony Pictures Animation.

My Rating - 2.5

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Apart from obligatory 70s violence, Frenzy is otherwise a return to classic Hitchcock's thrillers for the better as it has amazing cinematography, great build-up and well utilized suspense. It's one of his best "wrongly accused man on the run" type films which is very realistic in approach and execution while being so well acted across the board. The standouts are Alec McCowen and Vivien Merchant whose hilarious culinary mishaps add a lot of playful humor that serves as a palate cleanser for an otherwise very dark movie. Frenzy surely is one of the director's better and most underrated gems.

My Rating - 4.5

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With excellent build-up, palpable tension, an amazing premise and such an unforgettable haunting ending, The Stepford Wives is simply a great film with only its pacing being obviously problematic. It's a mysterious, very atmospheric, sophisticated horror tale which is filled with many great details and highly memorable intense sequences. It's a tragically underappreciated movie which is so much better than its rip-off Get Out.

My Rating - 4.5

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The Assault definitely has its moving moments, it's well made, acted and ambitious, but ultimately overly ambitious for its own sake, way too rushed at times, but also sometimes prolonged with an overlong runtime. It needed better characterization and its structure is problematic.

My Rating - 3

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Pineapple Express definitely disappointed me with that action-packed, frenetic second half where the film became an action crime flick instead of a comedy, but the ending is very good and the first half is quite strong with the highlights being James Franco and Seth Rogen's characters who share many funny interactions and lines of dialogue.

My Rating - 3.5

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A Free Soul is a mess. It does have a great cast with the highlights being reliably good Norma Shearer and excellent Clarke Gable who impressed in one of his earlier roles and showed a lot of charisma. But the film is otherwise stagey and very odd with unlikable characters, many preposterous plot points and simply an implausible, overly melodramatic, very difficult to buy storyline.

My Rating - 2.5

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This is my Ranking of all 6 Disney Package Films:

1. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
2. The Three Caballeros
3. Fun and Fancy Free
4. Make Mine Music
5. Saludos Amigos
6. Melody Time

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The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad is easily Disney's finest package film and one of the studio's most underappreciated gems that should belong on any top 20 Disney lists. The stories do not share much in common and the narration can be overwhelming, but The Wind in the Willows is a perfectly adapted, charming and fun story and of course The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is the highlight with its unforgettable story, intriguing characters and an immensely dark, atmospheric ending. The animation is also terrific as is the underrated soundtrack consisting of a couple of wonderful songs by the great Bing Crosby.

My Rating - 4

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Tabu is definitely simplistic in its storyline and the first half is not as memorable as the second one, but it's so authentic in its casting, interesting in its setting and phenomenally directed by F.W. Murnau in what was unfortunately his final directorial effort. The standout aspect is the amazing, deservedly Oscar-winning cinematography.

My Rating - 4

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Fun and Fancy Free is offset by those terrible live-action puppetry scenes which are annoying and they ruined the film for me. The editing and structure are also pretty bad. But it has a couple of nice, fun songs and it's quite well animated. Bongo is a solid, endearing segment whereas of course Mickey and the Beanstalk is the highlight as it is wonderful seeing Mickey, Goofy and Donald together in one film. It's a problematic, but ultimately pretty solid package film.

My Rating - 3.5

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Disobedience is a solid lesbian film that benefits from typically strong direction from Sebastian Lelio and both excellent performances from Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams. It explores the difficult relationship between religion and homosexuality rather well and it has a couple of nice romantic sequences. But it's also way too subdued, uneventful and slow in its approach, thus effectively robbing it of immediacy.

My Rating - 3.5

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