2018 Mid-Year Review

We've just reached the halfway mark of 2018, and already box office records have been broken, franchise fatigues shattered, and even gotten some extraordinary movies in the process. There's no way to know how many of these will stick out as memorable features this time six months from now, but the front half of 2018 … Continue reading 2018 Mid-Year Review

Coco (2017)

Say that I'm crazy or call me a fool But last night it seemed that I dreamed about you When I opened my mouth what came out was a song And you knew every word and we all sang along. Coco is perhaps the most culturally focused and specific Pixar film to date. It is … Continue reading Coco (2017)

Descendants 2 (2017)

The VKs (Villain Kids) are back, wearing more leather than ever in this sequel to the explosive Disney Channel Original Movie Descendants. When we left them, the pack led by Mal (Dove Cameron) was accepted into the preppy Auradon fold with the children of fairy tale heroes and heroines, with the cliffhanger tease that "The story's … Continue reading Descendants 2 (2017)

Finding 2016

2016 was an unusual year in the real world: one of political change, tragic losses, and confounding times. The world of cinema mirrored this in many ways, from rebels confronting an overpowering empire, an empowering feminist Puritan horror movie, and a blue fish trying to make sense of the ocean around her. I haven't been … Continue reading Finding 2016