Over the Moon (2020)

In this animated musical, a girl builds a rocket ship and blasts off, hoping to meet a mythical moon goddess. (Letterboxd)
Not all if its details or smaller moments land (the humour is mediocre, the bunny-love sub-plot pointless, and the lyrics occasionally awkward), but in its broad strokes it’s quite beautiful: the (terrestrial) cultural landscape is refreshing and elsewhere, Fei Fei’s emotional journey through grief is wonderfully captured in the colourful mixture of mysticism and metaphor on the moon (love that the question of its scientific “reality” goes unaddressed; “I like the mommy explanation best” too).
7/10 (Good)

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

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An Asian-American office worker and his Indian stoner friend embark on a quest to satisfy their desire for White Castle burgers. (IMDb)
This road trip comedy’s low-budget style and simplistic premise give it a down-to-earth vibe that serves as a perfect backdrop for its wacky and wild goings-on (including, but not limited to, riding a cheetah, performing a life-saving surgery, and picking up a high, horny, and hitchhiking NPH). The “loser” leads are likeable throughout, especially when compared to the truck full of assholes that join them within the film’s surprisingly potent satirical attack on racism and related profiling.
6.5/10 (Alright)