Hey Look, A Magical Cat Movie That Doesn’t Suck! – A Whisker Away

Late in 2019, the Academy revealed the list of films submitted for the Oscar for Animated Feature, an eclectic mix of mainstream studio fare, low-budget foreign entries, and innovative pieces of high art. I made it my mission to see as many of the submissions as possible before the nominations even came out, mostly in … Continue reading Hey Look, A Magical Cat Movie That Doesn’t Suck! – A Whisker Away

I Wish for a Better Sequel – Wonder Woman 1984

As I mentioned a couple of days ago with the review of Tenet, the reaction to the so-called "tentpole" films of 2020 was not so great once people got to actually watch the movies without a highly-coordinated marketing campaign in the months leading up. The multiple delays, lack of ad campaigns, and subsequent releases on … Continue reading I Wish for a Better Sequel – Wonder Woman 1984

Put My Thing Down, Flip It, and Reverse It – Tenet

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unfathomable effect on every aspect of our lives, and for one out of every 1,000 Americans, ended them entirely. In the much less significant arena of cinema, the pandemic disrupted the entire business model of the studio and theatre system, perhaps permanently. One of the biggest consequences of this … Continue reading Put My Thing Down, Flip It, and Reverse It – Tenet

A Smooth Story with a Neat Relationship – On the Rocks

The hardest love stories to tell are the ones that happen after the fall. It's so easy to show people finding one another and getting that triumphant moment of romance or familial rapport. But what happens once those relationships become routine, when one settles down and settles in for the long haul? That is the … Continue reading A Smooth Story with a Neat Relationship – On the Rocks