Tangled: Before Ever After

Disclaimer: Tangled is my favorite movie. Not just my favorite Disney movie. My favorite movie. So when Disney announced they were making an animated TV show, I was very excited and very skeptical. I couldn’t wait to watch it. So, was it good? The short answer is yes. If you like Disney and cuteness and badass female characters, […]

Moana

Moana is a difficult movie for me to review. The music is amazing. The animation is stunning. I am beyond in love with this film. But, and I hate to say this, at times, I was also kind of bored while watching it. Really, I think my feelings on Moana comes down to one question: are people singing? […]

A Year of Frozen

It’s officially been a year since Frozen was released into the world, and judging by the Christmas shopping frenzy, the movie is more popular than ever. Some people are probably tired of Frozen fever by now. But the fact that Frozen and Elsa in particular are so popular with young girls is really heartening. People might […]

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast is the ultimate “not like other girls” Disney movie. Make no mistake, the animation and the music are gorgeous, Belle is a great character, and the dynamic between Belle and Gaston gives us some interesting scenes. But although Belle is intelligent and ambitious and wanting adventure, she’s explicitly set up as being different because of […]

Disney’s Maleficent

Maleficent is a movie of failed potential. Despite its undeniably feminist bent and some interesting ideas, the overall result is decidedly “meh.” Not a terrible movie, and certainly worthy of discussion, but not all that it should have been. And the problem, in part, is the very source material that inspired it. Because Maleficent is a […]