Trevor Sheffield

Recent Articles

Be prepared, ‘The Lion King’ is a cinematic headache

08/06/2019 2:30am

With neutered renditions of classic Disney numbers, cringeworthy recreations of iconic moments, and a genuine lack of innovation, let it be known: 'The Lion King (2019)' is bound for financial success...but even Mufasa’s trampled corpse has more life in it. 

‘Toy Story 4’ is bound to make competition reach for the sky

07/09/2019 8:39pm

Despite some narrative “fat” and a somewhat muddled sense of cohesion regarding its many setpieces, 'Toy Story 4' manages to justify its existence alongside one of the greatest trilogies of all time by crafting a story close in tone to the one that started it all.  

‘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.