This Week In Cinema: September 11-17, 2011

It doesn’t surprise me that a cat can play the piano, they are shifty devils after all!

Only a lone short this week, my movie watching is getting lean,

The Cat Concerto (1947, Joseph Barbera & William Hanna, United States Of America) ****

The brilliance of The Cat Concerto is how simple it is, but more to the point how willing it is to be merely simple. In this case simple is not a derogatory term, rather it is an apt description of a short film that is okay with its content. Simple also does not mean stupid, pointless, or a trifle. The Cat Concerto is full of simple laughs, simple jokes, it’s animated simply, and it comes to a simply satisfying conclusion. Simple can be great, simple can be deep, simple can be brilliant, thank Odin The Cat Concerto is okay with being simple.

Wrap-Up:

This is a superfluous statement, but obviously The Cat Concerto is the movie of the week. If this were a week with a lot of movies it still would have been up for contention, The Cat Concerto is that great. Still, I do apologize for the lack of movies this week. What can I say, life gets busy sometimes. Until next week, watch more movies!

Cheers,
Bill

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