Genre Tropes Vs. Homage Vs. Plagiarism

The films of 2018, and various debates surrounding them, have been increasingly making me wonder about the difference between genre tropes, homage, and just uninspired laziness. I definitely think there’s a defined difference, and I think this past year, in particular, we’ve gotten a lot of the latter. It looks as though the trend may …

REVIEW: Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

When Disney announced that Mary Poppins Returns, a sequel to 1964’s Mary Poppins, was in the works, I was intrigued but incredibly nervous. I find myself saying that more and more about Disney projects, especially sequels, reboots, or pretty much continuations of any kind. I say all the time that Disney is my favorite thing, …