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“Encanto” is a somewhat enchanting movie

I haven’t loved a lot of Disney’s newer movies; either they’re missing that kind of Disney magic with notable songs and fun villains, or perhaps I’ve just aged out of them. And to be honest, I wasn’t too excited for Encanto. It wasn’t high on my list of movies to look forward to in 2021.… Continue reading “Encanto” is a somewhat enchanting movie

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‘Klaus’ is the only animated Santa focused film that has earned my Jewish respect

In honor of a long year: I am reposting my review of "Klaus" from 2019 - with no edits Christmas specials really aren’t my jam. I’m Jewish. I don’t celebrate Christmas and don’t plan on ever having a tree in my home. And I really don’t get Santa and how he fits into the whole… Continue reading ‘Klaus’ is the only animated Santa focused film that has earned my Jewish respect

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“Children of The Sea” is a unique film, but not always great

It’s a very loose and fluid plot - and the entire third act feels like a drug trip and existential dread. And while the story may not be cohesive - the art is certainly beautiful.

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An American movie with a Chinese twist: Over the Moon is beautiful

Ever since I first saw the trailer for Over the Moon, I wanted to watch it. It looked so bright, colorful, interesting, and emotional. And it was nice to see that it was also going to take advantage of the opportunity to use Chinese culture rather than just having it act as a backdrop. And… Continue reading An American movie with a Chinese twist: Over the Moon is beautiful

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“Animal Crackers” is Racist Poorly-Written Trash

Why did I waste nearly two hours of my life on this movie? I knew it wasn’t going to be good. I knew it was going to be full of clichés and plot contrivances. But I had hoped that maybe this movie would have some spectacular element, that I would appreciate a single part of… Continue reading “Animal Crackers” is Racist Poorly-Written Trash