In addition to generalizations about Asian cultures — the voice actors come from a variety of Asian, but not all Southeast Asian, backgrounds — there are other issues a grown-up viewer might object to.
What comes across most clearly to the viewer is that every single day — practically every single hour — is a struggle for Brian Wilson.
“It is wonderful to see the variety, diversity, and the opportunities for Black artists to tell their stories and present themselves in ways that are not ‘traditional.'”
Do you believe your eyes? Should you?
Director Frank Borzage’s wonderful 1937 History Is Made at Night, newly restored and released on Blu-ray and DVD by the Criterion Collection, defies pigeonholing.
Each month, our arts critics — music, book, theater, dance, and visual arts — fire off a few brief reviews.
Undine is a film best savored (and best absorbed) with a second viewing. Viewers must be open to its charms, perhaps allowing memories of the primal to seep into their consciousness.
The path Dirty Harry (and too many of his defenders, then and now) chose to pursue — the urban policing version of “killing the village in order to save it” — was outdated and discredited even in 1971.
This fine documentary of a highly respected elder bassist presents a clear, focused picture of a man who is also a jazz musician.
More homages to 1971’s magnificent bursts of cinematic iconoclasm.