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  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★★

    Pixar’s most ‘out there’ exploration of life’s big questions. Following cerebral films like Inside Out and Coco, it seems as though the company’s creative minds are all a lot more existential than the days of ‘Cars’ and ‘Ratatouille.’

    This one has some visually stunning sequences, some really experimental design work and an eclectic mix of oldschool jazz and Reznor/Ross ambient electronica. Where it falls a little short for me is the overstuffing of ideas in the plot. It’s a lot…

  • Coming to America

    Coming to America

    ★★★★

    Jesus Christ this movie is good. Is this Ed Murphy’s best film? I think it might be. My mom PISSED lol tears tonight. 

    Totally hilar premise, despite Arsenio and Eddie making basically zero attempt at convincing African accents. They make up for that by playing various different characters that land on all cylinders. It’s a fucking joy to watch. 

    So many good moments. That scene at McDowell’s restaurant:

    Prince Akeem: Oh sir, the Giants of New York took on the…