Tag Archives: Disney

One Nation, Under Disney…

You’ve probably forgotten amidst the change sweeping the world, from Superstorm Sandy to elections to Greece buckling under fiscal strain yet again, or you never heard in the first place. It’s impossible to write about film in a vacuum; it’s … Continue reading

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Film

A friend responded to my Dark Knight Rises review with a pithy “So, uh… do you like any movie?” Admittedly, most of my articles on Check the Reel have either been critical (Prometheus, The Amazing Spider-Man) or qualified in their praise (Ted, DKR), … Continue reading

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Why is it called “Brave”?: Pixar’s Problem of Flow and Gender

Do I need to explain why Pixar’s awesome? It’s a given by now, and I’ll only add that they prove a company made up of self-motivated artists devoted to their craft can enjoy continued commercial and critical success. That said, I … Continue reading

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