MY FATHER’S DRAGON – Review by Valerie Kalfrin

Based on the 1948 children’s book by Ruth Stiles Gannett and lovingly hand-drawn from a child’s perspective, the animated film My Father’s Dragon hits the sweet spot, offering young viewers a whimsical adventure amid a coming-of-age tale. It’s gentle and charming, with characters who behave in unexpected ways. Airing on Netflix, it assembles an impressive creative team, from director Nora Twomey and screenwriter Meg LeFauve to the voice cast, including Rita Moreno , Jacob Tremblay and Gaten Matarazzo.

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MOVIE OF THE WEEK November 17: THE BREADWINNER

motw logo 1-35The hardship of being female under Taliban rule is agonizingly clear in The Breadwinner, an engaging and heartwrenching animated tale about a girl who must pretend to be a boy so she can provide for her impoverished and beleaguered family. Continue reading…

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