Film Review: My Father’s Dragon

★★★★ Based on the famous children’s book, My Father’s Dragon is the newest movie from one of my favorite unsung animation studios, Cartoon Saloon. Responsible for such magical titles as The Secret of Kells and my personal favorite, Song of the Sea, Cartoon Brew always injects their films with a vibrant heart not dissimilar to … Continue reading Film Review: My Father’s Dragon

TIFF 2022: Catherine Called Birdy

★★★ Lena Dunham’s previous film, Sharp Stick, seems to be her most critically divisive movie to date, but I personally adored the quirky charms and off-kilter humor. Now, Dunham’s second directorial effort of 2022 has arrived in the form of light coming-of-age dramedy, Catherine Called Birdy, an adaptation of the novel by Karen Cushman. The … Continue reading TIFF 2022: Catherine Called Birdy

Film Review: Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

★★★★ The third entry in the Wizarding World side-saga of Newt Scamander has finally arrived in theaters just when we need it the most! Like an old friend, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore welcomes the audience with its warm embrace of magical familiarity. I didn’t realize truly how much I had missed walking through … Continue reading Film Review: Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore