4 out of 5 stars (one of the best of the year) I didn’t grow up loving Mister Rogers. While his soothing voice and quiet demeanor lured my younger self to sleep, I have since grown to appreciate Rogers for addressing real-world topics with kids rather than talking down to them. Similarly, A Beautiful Day in… Continue Reading
After College Years: 2017-Present
Reviews posted here were written after I graduated from college in 2017. They are the most analytical of my reviews, but still have my sprinkles of humor. I feel that I have finally hit my stride here, but, as any good writer, am always looking for ways to improve. Enjoy!
2.4 out of 5 stars (Almost Decent) Frozen II is one of the most disappointing movies of the year. Its story is unfocused, its songs are forgettable and over-produced, and the ever-shifting tone prevents you from fully engaging with it. However, the animation is once again beautiful, some individual scenes hint at what could have… Continue Reading
4 out of 5 stars (one of the best of its year) This is a retrospective review of Frozen and contains spoilers. Frozen earned “classic” status seemingly overnight. The 2013 film captivated audiences and critics with its gorgeous animation, catchy songs, and refreshingly strong female heroines. It also subverted many Disney clichés and told a dramatic story… Continue Reading
3 out of 5 stars (average) The trailers for Charlie’s Angels are misrepresenting it. Watching the trailer, you get the impression that it will be yet another self-congratulatory continuation (not a reboot) with a minimal plot that revels in its perceived greatness. Thankfully, the movie itself is none of those things, updating its source material… Continue Reading
4.5 out of 5 stars (one of the best I’ve seen in a long time) Note: Doctor Sleep contains scenes of alcoholism, child murder, and suicide. Doctor Sleep is one of the best sequels I’ve ever seen. Like its iconic predecessor The Shining, it’s a purposefully slow-paced supernatural horror film more concerned with character development and… Continue Reading
2 out of 5 stars (has some good moments, but is overall bad) I wanted to like Terminator: Dark Fate. While the internet once again booed the idea of an action movie with diverse female leads, I withheld judgment until seeing the film itself. Unfortunately, the makers of Terminator: Dark Fate chose to copy-paste the… Continue Reading