jackkyser has written 2 reviews for films rated ★★½ .

  • Turning Red

    Turning Red

    ★★½

    Turning Red, the latest film from Pixar Animation Studios, continues the studio’s admirable tradition of tackling tricky subject matter from which other family films shy away. They accomplished this beautifully with Inside Out (2015), which dealt with the mental health of a young girl, and Up (2009), which opens with a famously heartbreaking depiction of spousal loss.

    With Turning Red, director Domee Shi (who made the wonderful animated short Bao) has crafted Pixar’s allegory for puberty. The film introduces us…

  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    ★★½

    I truly wanted to enjoy this, but every time I was about to get caught up in the film’s rhythm, the insanely stupid genie lamp device reared its ugly head and I had to hear the word “wish” repeated ad nauseam. Gadot and Pine flying through the fireworks display is quite beautiful, though.

    Viewed in a cinema!