ONWARD – Review by Susan Granger

Seeking to revive enchantment, this new, animated Disney fantasy is set in suburban New Mushroomton, populated by mythical creatures: scavenging unicorns, punky motorcycle-riding pixies and pointy-eared elves – like angst-riddled Ian Lightfoot, who yearns for a connection with his father who died of cancer before he was born.

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DOWNHILL – Review by Brandy McDonnell

During this year’s Academy Awards, the presenter pairing of Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus provided a hilarious highlight, with the beloved performers using their wit and timing to transform dubious content into comedy gold. Knowing just how funny they can be together makes their largely laugh-free pairing in the dark comedy Downhill even more of a drag.

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DOWNHILL – Review by Diane Carson

Too often Hollywood convinces itself that an impressive foreign film should be remade, the potential financial gain so irresistible. Unfortunately, the remakes usually pale by comparison for many reasons: social context differences or the U.S. version fails to capture the vivid essence of the original. Sadly, that is the blunder writ large for Downhill, a disastrous reboot of Force Majeure.

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