Fantasy

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Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Decades before his name became instantly associated with macabre wonder, Guillermo del Toro conjured up accomplished special effects makeup for…

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Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” is as spry and light on its feet as its titular feline. The inherently…

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Scrooge: A Christmas Carol

“Scrooge: A Christmas Carol” is as if someone made a bet that one of the most enduringly beloved works of literature—adapted…

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Drifting Home

Pre-teens somehow come of age in “Drifting Home,” a Japanese animated fantasy about a group of sixth graders who float…

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Orion and the Dark

DreamWorks and Netflix’s “Orion and the Dark” does the Pixar Thing better than most recent Pixar movies. It so blatantly cribs…

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The Tiger’s Apprentice

At first glance, the existence of “The Tiger’s Apprentice” would seem to be a grand advance for the cause of…

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The Boy and the Heron

One of the most important artists of all time has a new film this week, an unexpected fantasy from a…

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Wish

Disney’s “Wish” is the most aggressive piece of Disney propaganda in years. Sure, they all are to a certain extent,…

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Trolls Band Together

The third in DreamWorks’ animated “Trolls” series is as adorable as the first two, and irresistible in the truest sense…

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The Monkey King

Aggressively mediocre, Netflix’s “The Monkey King” takes no risks and offers too little humor, heart, or action to entertain all…

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