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)

Weekly Round-Up: July 03-09, 2016

I can't believe I went an entire week (June 26 - July 02) without any movies. And this week was a slow one too! I saw: The Notorious Bettie Page (2005) - Very thoughtful and respectful biopic of the pin-up queen of the 1950s. The film's greatest strength, and bravery, lies in its blending of Miss … Continue reading Weekly Round-Up: July 03-09, 2016

The Power of Glee

Glee has always been an underdog. Premiering in fall 2009 (spring, if you include the solo pilot episode before summer break), this musical dark comedy aired on network TV in an era where most anything worth watching was (and arguably, still is) only on cable. Ever an oddball series, starting out as what could be described … Continue reading The Power of Glee

“Weekend” and “Looking”: Tragic Love Affairs

Now that the superb first season of "Looking" has concluded, we can now approach it as a singular, (sort of) complete work. It is so similar in tone and subject matter to "Weekend," and of course they are both the brain-children of the brilliant Andrew Haigh, so it’s impossible not to compare the two.