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Review: COCO

Disney/Pixar’s “Coco” Sure to Win over Many Families   By Liz Lopez Rating: A I feel like I am still walking on air after viewing the beautiful film from Disney Pixar, “Coco”, but I do have to be honest and say I had a slight reservation beforehand due to a statement to the effect that […]

Austin Film Festival 2017 Review: ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ.

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3 (Out of 4 Stars) From Dan Gilroy, the acclaimed writer/director of Nightcrawler comes this enthralling, but somewhat wonky movie that features another stunning performance by Denzel Washington.  The role gives Washington another opportunity to show his acting range and has a definite shot at gaining some award nominations.  The movie, […]

Review: COCO

By Mark Saldana Rating: 4 (Out of 4 Stars) Disney/Pixar attempts to celebrate and honor the Mexican cultural celebration of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with their newest film.  Much like Disney celebrated Polynesian folklore in Moana, Coco highlights the annual celebration in Mexico that honors loved ones who are no longer living.  […]

Review: JUSTICE LEAGUE

By Renee’ C. Rating: 4.5 (Out of 5 Reels) Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s (Henry Cavill) selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, a.k.a. Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), to face an even greater enemy (IMDB). This film is visually stunning because […]

Review: WONDER

By Mark Saldana Rating: 3.5 (Out of 4 Stars) The Elephant Man and Mask are just a couple of several stories about disfigured people overcoming prejudice and struggling with their own self-consciousness about their condition.  However, there aren’t too many kid/family friendly ones that offer the realistic perspective of a young child with a similar […]