The Little Mermaid (1989)

Disney released this film into theaters 1989 after a long period of critical, commercial failures . It marked the beginning of the Disney Renaissance where beloved films such as The Lion King (1994), Beauty and the Beast (1991), and Tarzan (1999) have received critical acclaim. I have often asked myself “Why was this film so ground breaking?” When I watched itContinue reading “The Little Mermaid (1989)”

Rurouni Kenshin るろうに剣心 (2012)

It has been a long time since I have been blown away by a movie. Some like Gravity, directed by Alfonso Cuarón, I watched with mild fascination. Others, like Disney’s Frozen, I genuinely liked and could see more than once. Yet, since 2012, I haven’t seen any that I have loved. I find it ironic that this filmContinue reading “Rurouni Kenshin るろうに剣心 (2012)”

The Man Who Laughs, 1928

Based on Victor Hugo‘s 1889 novel L’Homme qui rit (1889), The Man Who Laughs is an American silent film directed by German Expressionist filmmaker Paul Leni during the transition between silent films and “talkies” (films with sound). I became interested in this film after I read a review by Roger Ebert, who portrayed it as “a melodrama, at times even aContinue reading “The Man Who Laughs, 1928”

The Thief and the Cobbler (1993?) An Unfinished Masterpiece

  UPDATE!: On June 1, 2014, “A Moment in Time” was screened in London, with many of the original crew present of his original vision and work prints. Hopefully there might have been plans to re-release it in the United States.     This one of the hardest reviews that I will ever write. Since IContinue reading “The Thief and the Cobbler (1993?) An Unfinished Masterpiece”