My 2 Cents on Together Together

What’s new, everybody? If you’re searching for a thoughtfully intimate story that boils down to the potency of platonic love, look no further than Together Together, the 2021 dramedy from writer-director Nikole Beckwith (she made her feature directorial debut with the 2019 Saoirse Ronan-starring drama Stockholm, Pennsylvania) about the joys, the burdens, and everything in between being … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Together Together

My 2 Cents on Apple TV+’s CODA

What’s new, everyone? After premiering at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival in January, CODA, the family film written and directed by Siân Heder (Netflix’s Tallulah), not only snagged the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award but was also acquired by Apple for $25 million. Having been highly anticipated since then, the film has remained generally beloved … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Apple TV+’s CODA

My 2 Cents on Black Widow

What’s new, folks? For seven films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Scarlett Johansson has played Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, the Russian superspy who defected to S.H.I.E.L.D. and became a founding member of the superhero team known as the Avengers. However, none of those MCU entries featured her as the lead. Only until after she (spoilers) sacrificed … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Black Widow

My 2 Cents on The Tomorrow War

What’s new, folks? When summer saunters in, so does its posse of big and loud blockbusters—one of which this year is The Tomorrow War, the action sci-fi flick that Amazon Prime began streaming on July 2. Skydance Media and Paramount Studios originally had it set for a theatrical release, but the pandemic eventually forced them to … Continue reading My 2 Cents on The Tomorrow War

My 2 Cents on Pixar’s Luca

What’s new, folks? Six months have passed since Pixar’s Soul streamed on Disney+ on Christmas 2020, and hooboy, that half a year was simultaneously interminable and fleeting. Now we have Pixar’s 24th feature film, Luca, which released exclusively on Disney+ on June 18 (Toy Story 3 premiered on that very same date all the way back in 2010). Directed … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Pixar’s Luca

My 2 Cents on Raya and The Last Dragon

What’s new, everyone? We’re continuing to live in the period where any variation on “Here’s the update on COVID-19” remains a common phrase in the news, along with “Here’s the report on America’s history of anti-Asian discrimination and violence.” In the meantime, we can enjoy Raya and The Last Dragon, the Disney Princess animated feature that … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Raya and The Last Dragon