Review: Jungle Cruise (2021)

Another Disney flick based on one of their theme park rides, Jungle Cruise is more Pirates of the Caribbean than Haunted Mansion, thank God, even if it’s not by much. Really, it’s more like one of the Pirates ...

Review: Luca (2021)

Ah, it’s fine. It’s fitting that Luca is partially set in the sea, seeing as Pixar is currently in the doldrums. Onward (2020) was a bit meh, and Soul (2020) was okay on first ...

Review: Loki (2021)

So, here comes the third Marvel live-action series for Disney’s streaming service, focusing on the continuing exploits of Loki (Tom Hiddleston, still ridiculously charming), Norse God of Mischief and frenemy o...

Review: Cruella (2021)

Well, you know, everything is relative. From the orthodox point of view, Disney’s collection of (mostly female — what’s up with that?) villains are just straight-up irredeemably evil. Then Maleficent came alon...

Review: Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)

Disney have been trying to spread a wider net in terms of cultural inspiration for their films of late, and so far they’re one and one for their efforts. The Polynesian-inspired Moana? One for the ages. T...

Review: WandaVision (2021)

While the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a cultural behemoth, the more interesting stuff tends to happen off to the sides, away from the big universe-shaking titanic tussles. With the launch of Disney+, whi...

Review: The Mandalorian Season 2 (2020)

I was fairly disappointed in the first season of The Mandalorian, largely due to its lack of ambition and reliance on fan service. The thing is, if you’re going to go back to the well for another bucket of hel...

Review: The New Mutants (2020)

After her village is wiped out by what appears to be a savage storm, young Cheyenne Dani Moonstar (Blu Hunt) awakens in a school/ hospital/ prison for young mutants run by Dr. Cecilia Reyes (Alice Braga). D...