A Decade of Disney Animation: From Tangled to Frozen 2 (2010-2019)

Munir: Welcome to another A Decade Of, where we review animated films from certain time periods. This time, we are discussing the most current decade of Disney Animation to coincide with the release of Frozen II. As always, we’ll begin with an overview of the decade before we delve into specific reviews of each film.… Continue reading A Decade of Disney Animation: From Tangled to Frozen 2 (2010-2019)

A Decade of Disney: Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Virginia: Welcome back to A Decade Of, in which we’ve been going over Disney’s Renaissance period. Today, Munir and I will be looking at what we consider to be Walt Disney Animation’s magnum opus, 1991’s Beauty and the Beast. The Little Mermaid, and to a lesser extent, the films directly before it, had restored the… Continue reading A Decade of Disney: Beauty and the Beast (1991)

REVIEW: Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Beauty and the Beast is commonly regarded not only as one of the best Disney films ever made, but as a great cinematic achievement in general. Based on the original novel by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, the film changed several key aspects of the story to differentiate itself from another Disney classic, Cinderella; in the… Continue reading REVIEW: Beauty and the Beast (1991)

You Should Be Watching: Song of the Sea (2014)

Welcome back to You Should Be Watching, where I shine a spotlight on movies and TV series that need more love. This week we’re going on an adventure through Irish folklore with Tomm Moore’s Song of the Sea. Aside from featuring the mythical characters and lore of his homeland, Moore also based aspects of the… Continue reading You Should Be Watching: Song of the Sea (2014)

You Should Be Watching: Tale of Tales (2015)

Welcome back to You Should Be Watching, where I recommend lesser known or loved movies and TV series. This week I’ll be continuing my theme of horror, creature-features and anything suitable for Halloween. For this installment we’re slaying sea monsters with John C. Reilly in Tale of Tales, a gruesome and beautiful anthology of the… Continue reading You Should Be Watching: Tale of Tales (2015)

REVIEW: Frozen (2013)

“What power do you have to stop this winter? To stop me?” Frozen has an interesting history. A loose adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen, it was originally intended to stay closer to the original story. It was in and out of production from Walt’s time until it was finally released in 2013.… Continue reading REVIEW: Frozen (2013)