The new Star Wars movie is a huge box office success and proof that Disney knows how to milk a cash cow. Almost everybody in America has seen this movie and bought one of the new toys for their kids on Christmas, and if you haven’t (who are you?) then be warned that this review will contain some heavy spoilers. Continue reading Movie Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
I’d heard before seeing it that Roger Ebert’s 1970 movie Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls is “bad.” This is certainly true, but it needs context. Continue reading Movie Review: Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls
Pom Poko is a 1994 feature length Japanese cartoon about a colony of tanookis living in the woods near Tokyo. Some developers are building human houses in their habitat, which is something of a crisis for them. So, at first blush, almost FernGully kid’s fare; there’s a sort of kid-wavelength ecology message, and the style is very cartoony.
But (and you knew this was coming)…
This isn’t a cartoon for children. Ah, Japan. Continue reading Movie Review: Pom Poko