Luca: Cute Fish Tale Should Leave Kids Swimming

3 out of 5 stars (average) This review originally appeared on The Illuminerdi June 16th, 2021. Pixar has developed a pattern over the past few years of releasing one movie aimed more at older audiences, then one movie aimed at younger ones.  Whereas Soul was absolutely aimed at teens and adults, their newest outing Luca… Continue Reading

Witchin’: A Crudely Creative Fantasy Short

3.5 out of 5 stars (above average) Thank you to AFI Conservatory for reaching out to me for this review. Christina Dimanatara’s new short film Witchin’ should be on more people’s radar.  Best described as a cross between The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Seth Rogen humor, the 20-minute short casts a charmingly juvenile spell… Continue Reading

Cruella: Dark Disney Prequel Is Devilishly Fun

4 Dalmatian Coats Out of 5 (one of the best of the year) This review originally appeared on The Illuminerdi on May 26, 2021.  Check it out here. I was skeptical when Disney announced a prequel film following Cruella De Vil.  Could they maintain the fun darkness surrounding this character, let alone find someone who… Continue Reading