Ashe never got to see a ton of modern classics from his youth, so we’re making him watch them all as a nostalgia-less adult. Check out the inaugural article for more info. Halloween is over, so my Halloween movie mini-marathon is at an end. And I saved the best (by which I mean my wife’s favorite film) for last: The Nightmare Before Christmas. Yes, I’ve been with her for seven years and somehow managed to never see it. I am a good husband. (I love you, honey!) What’s weird is I’ve tried to watch it before, but something would always happen right after I started it. Someone would call with an emergency. The power would go out. One time I got insanely sick and passed out. (It turned out to be a really bad stomach flu.) This time, nothing horrible happened! That I know of. Anyway, let’s talk about the first impressive thing about this film — it looks totally beautiful. For a movie that’s old enough to drink now, it still looks like it was made last week. Now, I have seen Corpse Bride, Coraline and ParaNorman, so I was already familiar with the style, but I expected this one might look a little dated in 2014. Not at all. If anything, the look of Henry Selick‘s films (Yeah, I know, Corpse Bride and ParaNorman weren’t him) was pretty much perfect the first go ’round, and they’ve just kept it up since. The German Expressionist influence just adds to the effect. This film is, essentially, timeless.