Trevor Sheffield

Recent Articles

‘UglyDolls’ puts the “commercial” in “commercial flop”

05/17/2019 1:50pm

'UglyDolls' is a commercialized toy movie with a subversive dive into the theatrical cheese of Broadway-style musicals that manages to give the film a sense of identity, yet fails to make up for shoehorned-in celebrities and a thin plot that would leave anybody over the age of four squirming in their seats of boredom.

Laika’s ‘Missing Link’ is a heartfelt, if not scattered, marvel of stop-motion

05/10/2019 12:26pm

'Missing Link' is a charming homage and update to the so-called ‘gentleman adventurer’ genre, chock-full of beautifully crafted locales, charming characters, and a refreshing change of pace from other stop-frame features. However, the sub-par writing and overly perfect animation bring down the film's overall quality.

‘Dumbo’ fails to take off

04/09/2019 12:03am

 ‘Dumbo,’ for all the effort it makes to stand out from the original  film, fails to recapture even a modicum of the simplistic charm and  wonder that came along with it.  

‘Wonder Park’ is a dunk tank of malicious mediocrity

03/21/2019 1:57pm

Controversy aside, 'Wonder Park' is a confused, below-par effort that wants to talk about the power of imagination and coping with hard times, yet fails to give these concepts any serious thought beyond the most simple and surface-level explanations.