Frozen II: Bleak Sequel Will Leave Audiences Cold

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

Frozen: Much-Loved Disney Flick Will Warm Your Heart

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

Doctor Sleep Prescribes 2.5 Hours of Terror

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