Colossal : Giant monster films have been known to maintain a general plot line, no matter what the creature inflicting terror among cityscapes might be. In a surprising turn of cinematic events, Colossal opts to diverge from the huge footsteps of Ki... READ MORE
“Our tale is perhaps difficult to believe, but as long as there are children, and mothers and grandmothers, it will live on in memory,” states the narrator of director Jacques Demy’s 1970 French romantic musical, Donkey Skin. With this forewarning ... READ MORE
The Idol (Ya tayr el tayer) tells the story of young Mohammed Assaf and his journey to compete in the 2013 Arab Idol competition. The movie is a fictionalized account of the actual events that led Assaf, a former wedding singer from a refugee c... READ MORE
My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de Courgette) is a French-Swiss animated feature that chronicles the adventures of young Zucchini after he is placed in a foster home with other children with troubled pasts. It is here that he discovers new friend... READ MORE
Studio Ghibli has been regarded as an animation powerhouse known the world-over for its unique stories, multi-faceted characters, and of course, stunning visuals. With that being said, it begs the question as to why I’ve only just started watching th... READ MORE
Zootopia : This Disney hit follows the exploits of new ZPD bunny recruit Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) and sly con-fox Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman) as they race to find missing mammals that have gone feral before their peaceful city is l... READ MORE
Anecdotist by nature, film critic by choice. My favorite directors are Christopher Nolan, Wes Anderson, Makoto Shinkai, and pre-2010 Tim Burton (but I’m partial to most movies with clever velociraptors and weird-looking cats).