Who Invited Charlie? feels like the pandemic version of Uncle Buck and that’s not a bad thing. familiar with the trope, an unsuspecting family gets an unwanted visitor who they can’t stand but slowly teaches them to loosen up and laugh and love. It’s well honed territory, and can provide a good base but there’s some character building that’s sacrificed in the narrative.Continue reading ‘Who Invited Charlie?” Welcomes the Charm
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“Ted Lasso” is Full of Class-O!
Season 3 of Ted Lasso proves in the first four episodes that it’s worthy of the premier league. A show that has gotten better season by season keeps finding new ways to be relevant while endearing you to its key ensemble of characters.Continue reading “Ted Lasso” is Full of Class-O!
Disney’s ‘Sneakerella’ is a Fun Twist on an Old Classic
Movies like Disney’s Sneakerella allow me to rest in the idea that the kids really are alright. One one hand, fairytales are classic tales full of heroism, romance, action and usually a moral lesson at their heart. On the other hand, they are often heteronormative, misogynist, lack any diversity and some of the endings are more nightmarish than any fairytale should be. The effect of these films and stories can’t be denied. Millions of little girls want to be princesses and millions of little boys want to be valiant princes.Continue reading Disney’s ‘Sneakerella’ is a Fun Twist on an Old Classic
SXSW 2022 Review: ‘Sissy’ Takes Self Help to New Lows
If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all. This was a parental trope that I’m sure most are familiar with, but Sissy proves it’s more than just an old wives’ tale. Starring Aisha Dee and co-written and co-directed by Kane Senes and Hannah Barlow, Sissy is a horror film that will have you questioning your alliances to excellently flawed characters.Continue reading SXSW 2022 Review: ‘Sissy’ Takes Self Help to New Lows