TV Review: Wednesday

After a laborious wait and questionable release date timing post-Halloween, Tim Burton’s vision of Wednesday has finally arrived in all its creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky glory. Has there been more note-perfect recent casting than Jenna Ortega (Babysitter: Killer Queen, Scream, X) as Wednesday Addams? Previously played in live action by Lisa Loring in 1964’s … Continue reading TV Review: Wednesday

Film Review: Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

★★★★★ Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio has been in the works for so long that I can barely fathom its release is finally imminent. Containing all the stunning beauty that only stop-motion animation can bring, this version of Pinocchio is dark, disturbing, and deeply moving. I have not felt this strongly amount a stop-motion movie since … Continue reading Film Review: Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

AIF 2022: Unicorn Wars

★★★★ For some reason, Unicorn Wars has evaded me several times, despite screening at various different festivals that I was covering. Finally, I was able to check out this animated gem for the Animation is Film Festival! Effortlessly epitomizing everything I loved about gleefully demented cartoon Happy Tree Friends, this Spanish feature crams in more … Continue reading AIF 2022: Unicorn Wars

Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2022 Wrap-Up

October really snuck up on us this year! With the approach of Halloween comes the 7th annual Brooklyn Horror Film Festival—a collection of exciting genre flicks in intimate popcorn-ready settings. A wide variety of horror treats await viewers, giving just a taste of what to expect when these films release to the masses. Strap in … Continue reading Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2022 Wrap-Up

NewFest 2022: Wendell & Wild

★★★★ As a lifelong fan of director Henry Selick’s work, I was excited for his newest creation, Wendell & Wild, from the second it was announced. Selick’s career has had a stunning trajectory, from beloved cult classics (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline) to unsung gems (Monkeybone, James and the Giant Peach). One visionary creator collaborates … Continue reading NewFest 2022: Wendell & Wild