Film Times & Capsules

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Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence

This visual wonder from Japan demonstrates a cutting-edge mix of traditional and computer-generated animation. The story (only loosely connected to writer/director Mamoru Oshii's original) follows the futuristic adventures of a mostly cyborg cop and his rookie partner as they attempt to unravel the mystery behind an experimental line of "sexbots" who seem to be murdering their owners. Though it does feature some dizzying action, the film is a highly philosophical look at the nature of man and technology. Some of the ideas in this talky flick might be a bit too heady for some, but the film looks stunning. 99 minutes