The tropes of romantic narratives have plateau'd a tad in feature length, as writers of rom-coms try to seek new ways to progress the formula, sometimes to no avail. However, it is a genre that lends itself to a sense of the magical in short films. Kahrs' 'Paperman' is a delight. 3.5
This is what I want for the future of animation. Just stellar, masterfully combining 2D and CG 3D animation, and proving that its combo has a lot of potential. Moreover, not only is it visually breathtakingly beautiful to look at, being definitely its biggest asset, the story itself is cute, sweet, romantic, and funny. What more could you ask for?