(Former) Film Programmer, Ragtag Cinema;
Student of The Spectacle. Very hire-able.
The pair initially conceptualized Evelyn as a woman with undiagnosed ADHD, a condition that in a way makes her uniquely equipped to tap into other universes. But, worried about treating the diagnosis reductively, Kwan started looking into it more deeply and was led to a startling revelation: “I basically stayed up until like four in the morning just researching. I was like ‘Oh no, oh no, what the hell,’” Kwan says. “Because it never crossed my mind that I could…
Fuck it five stars. Profound full-circle experience seeing this with my son — 30-something years after my father took me to see SECRET OF THE OOZE (and threatening to take me out of it when I stood up on my seat and screamed "COWAGUNGA").
Funnier, grimier, wierder, somehow more New York—and above all else, more heartfelt in its actually granting the Turtles and Splinter with realistic drives and desires as teenagers and fathers. Ultimately, they really, really did it.