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Jake Cole's rating of the film It's Such a Beautiful Day

Hertzfeldt will go down as one of the great animated filmmakers. Avant-garde techniques visualize the ephemera of memory and a crumbling psyche as Bill approaches his end. Then Hertzfeldt defies his own narrative arc with the greatest, most poignant fourth-wall breaking happy ending since THE LAST LAUGH. AND THEN he goes even further than Murnau in gently but agonizingly dismantling fictive immortality.