Cloak & Dagger

Cloak & Dagger (1984) Dir. by Richard Franklin Starring Henry Thomas, Dabney Coleman and Michael Murphy Plot A kid obsessed with secret agent tabletop RPGs and video games finds himself in a real spy adventure when a murdered government agent gives him classified documents disguised as a video game just before dying.  Chased by spies and mercenaries, … Continue reading Cloak & Dagger


Cinderella (1950) Directed by Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske and Wilfred Jackson Synopsis After the deaths of both of her parents, young Cinderella is forced to work as a servant in her own family home for her stepmother and two stepsisters.  When the king announces a ball with mandatory attendance from all eligible women in the … Continue reading Cinderella


Willow (1988) Dir. by Ron Howard Starring Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley and Jean Marsh Synopsis Willow is a farmer and amateur stage magician from a small village of hobbit-like Nelwyn.  One day, his children find a human baby in the river.  When soldiers attack the village looking for the baby, Willow must leave on a … Continue reading Willow

Melody Time

Melody Time (1948) Directed by Jack Kinney, Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske and Wilfred Jackson (supervisors) Synopsis Our tour of Disney’s 1940s package films continues.  This time, we have a follow-up to Make Mine Music, with another seven shorts set to various popular and folk songs.  Unlike the earlier package film, this one has Fantasia-style introductions … Continue reading Melody Time

Fun and Fancy Free

Fun and Fancy Free (1947) Directed by Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts and Hamilton Luske (animation) and William Morgan (live-action segments) Synopsis Another week, another package film.  This time there’s just two longer segments, with some connective tissue involving Jiminy Cricket and a live-action sequence with ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and his puppets.  The first, “Bongo”, is … Continue reading Fun and Fancy Free


Sneakers (1992) Dir. by Phil Alden Robinson Starring Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, Dan Aykroyd, David Strathairn and Mary McDonnell Plot In the late 60s, two college students are caught using early computer modems to hack into bank accounts.  One is sent to prison, while the other flees to Canada.  Twenty years later, that man, under the assumed name … Continue reading Sneakers