Howl’s Moving Castle – Review

July 28, 2006

Hayao Miyazaki’s latest, Howl’s Moving Castle, is another mind-boggling adventure in the “kid’s movie the way they really should be made” mold.

Lilo and Stitch – Review

April 18, 2003

Lilo and Stitch is considerably ruder and less sappy than pretty much any Disney film ever made, sometimes (rarely, but sometimes) to its detriment.

Spirited Away – Review

January 3, 2003

Spirited Away is light years from the sing-songy, sugar-coated pabulum that one normally associates with “children’s” or “family” entertainment.

Mulan – Review

November 1, 1998

Disney presents little girls with a heroine who is not the fairest in the land, nor blessed with a godmother who will give her an instant Chanel makeover.

Hercules – Review

September 1, 1997

More insidiously sexual and possibly disillusioning is our leading lady, Megora. During a stroll through a Bambi-esque thicket, she encounters two charming, woodland creatures. In a Snow White-turns-incarnadine moment, she says, “How adorable!” then adds thickly, “rodents.”