Some critics aren’t doing their job in regards to Disney’s new Pixar film The Good Dinosaur. They’re misreading the film and, because of it, may cause audiences to miss a truly heartfelt, cinematic treasure–one of the best kid movie fables in years.The first step in ‘reading’ a film — i.e. determining the intent or meaning […]
The first time I heard the opening banjo notes of The Rainbow Connection coming from a frog on a stump in the swamp, I was ten years old and sitting transfixed in the old Admiral Theater in Bremerton, Washington, watching The Muppet Movie. That was a palace with its marquee rimmed by lightning-trapped bulbs, a real ticket booth, a slanted hall with cavernous ceilings, balcony, and cushioned seats.