King Kong

King Kong ★★★★★

The stop-motion for this movie is so good they should just give the dude who did it an Oscar every year to make up for them not having a category for it at the time of its release. A film of genuine awe and wonder, for which the phrase "magic" does not seem the least bit hyperbolic. Problematic as fuck, but in keeping with the tenor and the attitudes of the time. Quite a film to behold, and mean in a very New York 1930s pre-code kind of way, before people stopped being raging assholes for no good reason.