jackkyser has written 1 review for films rated ★★½ during 2022.

  • 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…