Ruben Brandt, Collector is an animated noir film about art, digs into the psychology of the mind, and creates its own unique style in the process. As a whole, it is one of the most interesting animated films I have seen in the last five years. Every year, a new, unheard of animated feature comes out, post-Oscar season, and it’s typically more original than the typical bubblegum animation that big studios push to get kids hopped up on colors and candy. That might be an unfair comment against big studios, especially because Ruben Brandt, Collectoris a film for adults, but there is another side to animated cinema that is not celebrated enough. Director Milorad Krstic has a fascinating style, it looks and feels trippy, overflowing with detail, and plucked out of the halls of the Art Institute. Ruben Brandt, Collector is a statement piece.