Pixar continues to crush it with Turning Red but it’s a shame that Disney sent it straight to Disney+ rather than give theatrical a chance. Please make sure to watch until the end of the credits. It’s 2002 and Mei Lee (voice of Rosalie Chiang) is your average 13-year-old teenager. She hangs out with her friends and is a massive fan of 4*Town. However, she’s also at the age where her emotions turn into a…"Turning Red: Pixar Keeps Crushing It"
The Chair makes for a quick binge with a total run time of three hours and a wonderful leading performance from actress Sandra Oh. Jin-Yoon Kim (Sandra Oh) is the first female to take on the role of Pembroke University’s English department chair. It comes at a time that has a lot going on. One, Professor Kim wants to see to it that Yaz McKay (Nana Mensah) makes tenure. Two, she also needs to work…"The Chair: Sandra Oh is Wonderful"
Big Fat Liar, directed by Shawn Levy and starring Frankie Muniz, Paul Giamatti, and Amanda Bynes, marks 20 years since its 2002 release. What makes this rewatch so interesting is all the change in Hollywood since its release. Marty Wolf (Paul Giamatti) would not be able to get away with his antics today. It is beyond impossible. Hell, he even uses the R word, which is an absolute no. Dan Schneider penned the script with…"Big Fat Liar Turns 20 Years Old"
The Princess Diaries, the Garry Marshall film that put Anne Hathaway on the map, marks the 20th anniversary since its 2001 release. The gist of the film sees the shy Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) learning that she’s actually the heir to the throne of Genovia. Imagine living your entire life not knowing that you’re royalty! How her mom, Helen Thermopolis (Caroline Goodall), managed to hide this is beyond me! Everything changes for Mia when her…"The Princess Diaries Marks 20th Anniversary"
Disney has done it again as the cast and crew of Raya and the Last Dragon take viewers on another heartwarming adventure. One thing I love about this film is that it is authentic in every sense of the word. While the film itself takes place in the fantasy world of Kumandra, it is inspired by the Southeast Asian culture. This also includes the fighting styles that we see on screen. We can see this…"Raya and the Last Dragon is Heartwarming"
Addressing the gender disparity that troubles Hollywood, This Changes Everything is one of the most important documentaries of the year. I can’t exactly point to when all the focus started turning to women directors not getting the same opportunities as men. That being said, This Changes Everything is equally important to the Amy Adrion-directed Half the Picture. This two films go hand in hand with a similar focus on women directors. “The door has to…"Chicago Film Fest 2018: This Changes Everything"