Review: Christopher Robin is a Movie About Whimsy, Not a Movie With Whimsy

There’s an irony to Disney’s Christopher Robin, the latest entry in the “adults remember their childhood” genre, because it constantly reveals itself to be the work of adults who have forgotten what childhood is like. Wes Anderson may have pulled it off in Fantastic Mr. Fox, but if even master of awe Steven Spielberg failed…

Review: Eighth Grade Loves Its Characters Too Much To Cringe At Them

Everyone knows that it’s hard to accurately portray adolescence in film. Even the best, most relatable characters of the past 20 years — Enid Coleslaw from Ghost World, Juno MacGuff from Juno, or Lady Bird McPherson from Lady Bird — proclaim their insecurity in impossibly witty dialogue or concise, effective declarations. Kayla Day (Elsie Fisher),…