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)

2016 Check-In

2016 in film has been an interesting year to say the least. This summer is all but cursed, with disappointing sequels and lackluster starts to would-be franchises opening nearly every weekend. The term "box office poison" was used to describe Hollywood stars of the 1930s, but one could almost apply it to the bizarro movie … Continue reading 2016 Check-In

Weekly Round-Up: June 12-18, 2016

Last week, I saw: Finding Nemo (2003) - First time watching with Cine-Explore, a terrific commentary-esque feature with visual pop-ups including concept art and storyboards. The filmmaker's insights on the parallels between father Marlin and son Nemo's journeys were particularly compelling. REQUIRED. Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) - This story of an aging actress and … Continue reading Weekly Round-Up: June 12-18, 2016