Review: “Jungle Cruise”

I was in the audience at the Walt Disney Studios panel at the D23 Expo in 2019 when some of the first footage from “Jungle Cruise”—an adventure film based on the Disney Parks attraction of the same name—was premiered. But it was less the trailers themselves that made an impact, and more the surprising and […]

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Streaming Movie Reviews

Hi all! It’s been busy over here lately but I wanted to share some lingering mini reviews of some late June releases that I’ve been sitting on for a while. You can find reviews of “Fatherhood,” “The Ice Road,” “Good on Paper,” “Wolfgang,” and “False Positive” below; they can all be watched now on Netflix, […]

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Review: “Black Widow”

Regardless of your feelings on the dominance of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on the film industry, it does feel like a signal of some normalcy returning seeing an MCU film in the movie theaters for the first time since 2019’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” which immediately followed the franchise’s massive “Avengers: Endgame.” But what makes […]

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Review: “Luca”

Considering that the last released Pixar film, “Soul,” dealt with the most complicated and adult themes of any of the studio’s movies to date, their newest animated film, “Luca,” is a complete 360. But the simplicity of this sweet coming of age story is in some ways more beautifully realized than some of Pixar’s more […]

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Throwback Review: “Thor” (2011)

In honor of the release of the first episode of the newest Marvel show on Disney Plus this week, “Loki,” I’m revisiting my 2011 review of the movie that saw the first appearance of the mischief-maker played by Tom Hiddleston: I’ve noticed over the past few years that the majority of superhero movies are one […]

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Review: “Cruella”

Something really strange happened to me while I was watching “Cruella,” the latest animation to live action Disney prequel/remake. Disappointed by Disney’s recent installments in their series of nostalgia cash grabs and not impressed with the trailers for this one, I was fully prepared for “Cruella” to not be a good time. But less than […]

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Streaming Movie Reviews, March

March is here, and with the changing season we’re already seeing a turn toward big movie releases- so far this month we’ve seen the long-awaited sequel to the Eddie Murphy classic “Coming to America,” and the Russo Brothers reteaming with star Tom Holland for “Cherry.” Disney Animation’s newest feature, “Raya and the Last Dragon,” is […]

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