Film, Foreign, Netflix, Other

“Wish Dragon” is a lovely little film.

I like being proven wrong. It means I’m learning. So I was very happy when the Chinese-American movie, Wish Dragon, turned out to be an adorable and funny movie. Not the best movie of 2021. That still goes to The Mitchells vs. The Machines for now - but it’s a nice modern-day adaptation of the… Continue reading “Wish Dragon” is a lovely little film.

Film, Foreign, Netflix

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

Film, Internet, Netflix

“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

Film

Netflix finally does something (mostly) right with “Next Gen”

As a weird hybrid of Big Hero 6, A Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, Wall-E and The Iron Giant with a potty-mouthed dog thrown into the mix for good measure, there is absolutely no reason why Next Gen, financed by the Chinese studio Baozuo Manhua,which has no track record of making animated feature films and produced… Continue reading Netflix finally does something (mostly) right with “Next Gen”

Film

“Flavors of Youth” is bland, mediocre but may fill you up

I was finally able to watch Flavors of Youth, and it was...fine. It was far from the worst thing I’ve seen but I wasn’t particularly impressed. The film is a Japanese-Chinese co-production between CoMix Wave Films, Inc., which is responsible for the hit anime film Your Name, and Haoliners Animation League. I assumed that the… Continue reading “Flavors of Youth” is bland, mediocre but may fill you up