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Coco

3 1/2 Stars (out of 4)

Pixar's nineteenth animated feature film Coco, which opens Wednesday in Bay Area theaters, may seem a little lightweight compared to heart-wrenchingly profound as things like Inside Out, Wall-E, Up, or the Toy Story films. But its simple themes of family, music, life, and death, especially in these troubling times, are more than enough to make it an endearing, enduring favorite. Add to that its magical array of visuals — an entire "Land of the Dead" is realized — and its kind, loving representation of Mexican culture, and Coco becomes a force for good in the world. Sure, its screenplay by Pixar up-and-comers Adrian Molina and Matthew Aldrich settles back on a few broad shortcuts to get things going and to wrap them up, but the emotional content here is genuine. Talented twelve year-old Miguel (voiced warmly by Anthony Gonzalez) idolizes the "greatest musician of all time," the late Ernesto de la Cruz... (More)

LIST OF THE WEEK

Top 10 Christmas Cult Classics

  1. Black Christmas
  2. Bad Santa
  3. Gremlins
  4. Krampus
  5. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  6. It's a Wonderful Life
  7. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
  8. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
  9. Batman Returns
  10. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
MOST POPULAR
  1. Justice League
  2. God's Own Country
  3. Bill Nye: Science Guy
  4. Mudbound
  5. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  6. Roman J. Israel, Esq.
  7. Murder on the Orient Express
  8. Lady Bird
  9. Le Samourai
  10. Last Flag Flying
DVD OF THE WEEK
If you're thinking of seeing Pixar's Coco, why not go back and check out co-director Lee Unkrich's earlier, equally moving Toy Story 3?

Toy Story 3 (2010)

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