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

Mortal Kombat: A Komplete Mess Fans Will Adore

3 out of 5 stars (average) Watching Mortal Komat is like watching a young child mash all their favorite toys together.  It’s loud, confusing, and nonsensical, but you can tell the kid’s in heaven.  (Hopefully) unlike a kid playing with his toys, it wears its R-rating like a blood-soaked badge of honor that shows the… Continue Reading