Christopher Robin (2018), Remember Who You Are 3/4

Released August 3, 2018, into theaters, Christopher Robin is another reboot, based on an acclaimed animated film from Walt Disney Studios, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977). Directed by Marc Forster (known for his previous films like Finding Neverland (2004) and World War Z (2013) ), and based on  A. A. Milne‘s book  Winnie-the-Pooh (1926), this movie was a surprising gem.  Honestly, I am not a fan of most ofContinue reading “Christopher Robin (2018), Remember Who You Are 3/4”

The Breadwinner (2017), Gratitude For Where I Live

Unlike other reviews on this list, I won’t be scoring anything from this film. It doesn’t feel right to judge its content. Critiquing this film would undermine the intended message and purpose of this phenomenal story. Based on the acclaimed novel otherwise known as Parvana written by Deborah Ellis, The Breadwinner (2017) is the third animated film created by Cartoon Saloon.Continue reading “The Breadwinner (2017), Gratitude For Where I Live”

The Little Prince (2015), Applying Beautiful Stories to Our Lives

Based on the French children’s book Le Petit Prince (1943), Paramount Pictures officially released this animated film 2015 under Mark Osborne‘s direction. A Mixture of stop motion and 3D computer animation, The Little Prince became a somewhat critical success worldwide as the first full-length animated adaptation of Antoine de Saint Exupery‘s beloved story. In time I probably will study the film’sContinue reading “The Little Prince (2015), Applying Beautiful Stories to Our Lives”

The Idea of Game of Thrones: The value we give to truth

Visual media has a way of permeating and changing us subliminally, like any of the arts and letters, but on a more extreme level. Visual narratives naturally pair with music and philosophy and help audiences bond with characters that inspire dreams and ideas. What entertains us changes us and, if we allow it, it shiftsContinue reading “The Idea of Game of Thrones: The value we give to truth”

Mansfield Park (1999), A pleasant surprise

Mansfield Park (1999) is a romantic comedy-drama film based on Jane Austen’s original novel. It references Austen’s earlier writings before she was a more widely known author, including her work The History of England (1791). Directed by Patricia Rozema, the film tells on its surface a story of the dramas which occur within a wealthy English family from the heroine Fanny Price’s perspective. ThereContinue reading “Mansfield Park (1999), A pleasant surprise”