disneydreamdiary has written 2 reviews for films rated ★★ during 2018.

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    It's a Wonderful Life

    A Christmas Carol and The Phantom Carriage, while both flawed, still manage the more difficult task of making audiences sympathize with a villain. This is not, as misplaced expectations led me to believe, the story of a man at the end of his ropes who is given hallucinatory insight to the fact even living as a so-called failure is better than not living at all. It's a Wonderful Life is oddly more cynical than that. It is instead the story…

  • Mirai

    Mirai

    ★★

    What makes Mirai and its fantastically unmagical kin so nearly insulting is that their creators seem to think that the affairs of children are an appropriate subject in films for children. Rather, the ideal children's film delivers adult themes in a way children, in their unassuming wisdom, can enjoy and appreciate without anyone being patronized, be they parent or progeny. This is not Hosoda's worst film, that would be his last effort, but the man is still an uniquely untalented…