What if there’s not a villain? Wall-E as sociological storytelling (video essay)

2008’s WALL-E is on the surface a delightful film about two robots falling head over heels in garbage-strewn love. Pretty simple and straightforward, right? Well, yes … and no. As Pop Culture Detective aka Jonathan McIntosh (sponsor him on Patreon) explains, the film is actually considerably more complex than that, Continue Reading

Movie review: Dumbo

It has oft been said, and by far wiser heads than mine, that just because you can do something, doesn’t necessarily mean you should. That axiom could well be applied to Disney and its current mania for remaking its animated films as live-action epics, a strategy which makes sense in Continue Reading


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