‘The Lion King’ (2019) review: Photorealistic Disney remake means no worries

Jon Favreau’s remake of ‘The Lion King’ does not liberate itself from the shackles of the Disney classic but the nostalgia it brings should be enough to make this an easy crowd-pleaser. On a strict technical level, Disney’s 2019 version of The Lion King counts more as a retelling than a reimagination: the story andContinue reading “‘The Lion King’ (2019) review: Photorealistic Disney remake means no worries”

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Review: Competent prequel, nothing more, nothing less

For an origin story, ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ doesn’t add much insight to its main character but this long-awaited, fun visualization should be enough to keep fans and casual moviegoers at bay. It’s no secret that most of Solo’s weight hangs on Alden Ehrenreich’s performance. Unlike Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens andContinue reading “‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Review: Competent prequel, nothing more, nothing less”