Emma Thompson

DC Movie Critics, DC Movie Reviews, DC Film Critics, Eddie Pasa, Movie Critics, Film Critics, Movie Review, Film Review, Cruella, Disney

May 27 2021

Cruella (2021) – Movie Review

Let’s step back about 25 years and open this review with some film dialogue, shall we? Person 1: Why did you kill my mother? Person 2: Why? WHY?! You hear that, ___? I think ___ wants a motive. Hmm, I don’t really believe in motives, ____ – I mean, did Norman Bates have a motive? […]
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DC Movie Critics, DC Movie Reviews, DC Film Critics, Eddie Pasa, Michael Parsons, Movie Critics, Film Critics, Movie Review, Film Review, Dolittle

Jan 15 2020

Dolittle (2020) – Movie Review

The thing about Dolittle is this: we’ve seen it all before in numerous children’s adventure films. Dolittle doesn’t add very much to the cinema conversation, but it’s not meant to do so. It is purely meant to whisk its intended audience away with grand – albeit excessively computer-enhanced – escapism and fun. And many, many […]
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Sep 20 2018

The Children Act

A film like The Children Act aspires to loftier purposes, powered by award-worthy performances and subjects which hit us where it hurts. Even the title alone could be taken two different ways – is it a name reference to the UK’s Children Act 1989, or is it a three-word complete sentence concerning the behavior of […]
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Mar 17 2017

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Remakes, rehashes, reboots. Three words which mean exactly the same thing: the fear a motion picture studio exhibits by not taking a chance on something original, so they’ll repackage a previously-successful film with a facelift and new vibe for today’s audiences. This disconcerting lack of originality has taken over the Disney company; their latest efforts […]
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Apr 3 2015

Effie Gray

One of my last reviews was for a film called Serena, which focused on a prosperous couple falling victim to jealousy and madness. That film didn’t give the viewer anything to get behind, nothing to root for or hold on to emotionally; it held its audience at a distance and gave no chances to really […]
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Dec 13 2013

Saving Mr. Banks

One problem with “Saving Mr. Banks”, which tells the story of Mary Poppins’ journey from book to big screen and more specifically the volatile relationship between Walt Disney and British author P.L. Travers during her two weeks at the studio negotiating the script in 1961, is the fact that it’s a Disney production. I have no problem […]
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