(This review was originally published in March 2022. ) Growing up, my fictional resources featuring girls dealing with puberty and growing up, consisted solely of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret…a book published in 1970. Needless to say, I couldn’t really identify with the main character or her experiences as a 13-year old in… Continue reading “Turning Red” Celebrates Red Pandas, Puberty, Periods and Most Importantly Girls.
“In 1995, Andy saw a Buzz Lightyear movie, which made him obsessed with the character. So we made that movie,” the opening crawl to Pixar’s Lightyear reads. .
Spoilers ahead. As you know, I haven’t been a fan of a lot of Pixar’s recent stuff. It just feels like they’ve been trying too hard, that they’ve been over-reliant on one trick: building up to that one climactic emotional moment, without regards for plot coherence, or world-building. Not to mention, a lot of their… Continue reading I love “Luca” and you should too
Arlo the Alligator Boy A Netflix film about a boy who is half-human and half-alligator going on an adventure to find his long lost dad in New York City. It will be a 2D-animated musical. Luca The past few Pixar movies haven’t been my favorites. But this one about a little boy and his new… Continue reading 5 Animated Movies To Look Out For in 2021
There are some movies you have to watch multiple times to understand them: to digest the imagery, the characters, the themes, and ideas because there’s so much to take in. Disney and Pixar’s Soul is definitely one of those movies. And after watching it for a second time, it still didn’t resonate with me.
Warning: Spoilers. This review is also kind of long. I’m kind of pissed. What the heck happened with Pixar? This is a company that produced a nearly dialogue-less film about two robots falling in love; a movie about a rat who pursues his dream of becoming a chef; and a movie about an old man… Continue reading Pixar’s newest film continues the studio’s age of mediocrity.