THE GOOD DINOSAUR

Two FF2 Media reviews. Two sisters. Two viewpoints. The Good Dinosaur is the newest visually breathtaking film from Disney-Pixar, but its story and main conflict do little to support the beautiful backdrop against which it takes place. (GEP 4/5) Review by Contributing Editor Georgiana E. Presecky The titular good dinosaur is “Arlo,” (voiced by Raymond…

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MUSTANG

Told through the lens of the youngest of five sisters, Mustang explores the emotional turmoil faced by young women in a small Turkish village. Director Deniz Gamze Ergüven masterfully portrays the struggles that the sisters face within their strict, traditional culture, as they begin to discover and express their sexuality. (EML: 4.5/5) Review by FF2 Associate Eliana…

THE NIGHT BEFORE

THE NIGHT BEFORE

The Night Before tells the story of three best friends who vow to spend one last Christmas together. The film is exactly what you expect it to be, neither good nor bad. But this buddy comedy, led by an always-lovable Joseph Gordon-Levitt, has a sweet message hidden beneath its slapstick, drugged out, holiday adventure. (BKP:…

VERY SEMI-SERIOUS

Leah Wolchok goes behind the scenes of the The New Yorker, documenting history of the magazine’s memorable cartoons - and the cartoonists that brought them to life. Although traditional in its format, this engaging HBO project keeps you laughing minute by minute. (BKP: 4.5/5) Review by Associate Editor Brigid K. Presecky Cartoons in The New…