Maleficent Love

True love taught by an evil fairy godmother. [Read more…]

The Lion King: Disney’s Almost Christian Tale

A messianic film? [Read more…]

Mary Poppins and Saving Mr. Banks: On Loving Imperfect Fathers

What a beloved classic film and the Disneyfied history of its making can teach us about honoring imperfect fathers. [Read more…]

Disney’s Frozen: A Warm Story

This holiday season, take your kids to see a princess story that focuses less on finding Mr. Right and more on the importance of family and the value of sacrificial love. [Read more…]

Bambi: The Deer King

Death, love, and parenting in Disney’s most lethal tale. [Read more…]

Snow White Showing Her Age

Does the Disney classic still hold up today? [Read more…]

Beauty and the Beast: A Hymn to the Cult of Love

The classic tale of women’s empowerment, Stockholm Syndrome, and the cult of romance. [Read more…]

Wreck It, But Be Nice to Your Sister

Review of Wreck-It Ralph, Directed by Rich Moore Confession:  I love video games.  When I was 2, my dad bought the Apple II computer.  Some of my earliest memories are playing stone-age video games together as a family.  I remember playing Cranston Manor.  This was a game only slightly more sophisticated than Pong. It was [Read More…]

Odd Parenting in a Crooked World

Review of The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Directed by Peter Hedges By KENDRICK KUO The odd life of Timothy Green is not the odd part, but rather how he is parented. Odd not in a bad way, but in the way it contrasts with the broad goals of worldly parenting. Cindy and Jim Green [Read More…]