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Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror; 2019; Apple bark and embroidery thread

The first time that I had a problem with the natural process of aging was when I had to start wearing reading glasses. 256 more words


The Misunderstood Princess

Walt Disney’s original princess is often at the bottom of the favorite character lists and polls. But why is this, when Snow White was the one who “started it all” for Disney and his studio? 1,275 more words


Living a Fairy Tale Trope

It’s a familiar trope in fairy tales. Cinderella had her father’s estate. Snow White and Sleeping Beauty both had a cottage in the woods. Rapunzel had her tower with no doors. 332 more words

Random Musings

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is one of the most important works in animation. It opened the gateway for there to even be full-length animated films and really helped kickstart Disney into the unreasonably massive corporation it is now. 2,303 more words


Disney Reviews - Introduction

So, Disney+ has been up for a little over four months now (feels like a year), and since an infamously contagious respiratory disease has sent cities, state, and entire countries into quarantine (though far too many people flagrantly disregard those orders), what better time to go through all the Disney movies again? 109 more words


BBC CWR film recommendations, 23rd March

Please click the image above to listen to my film recommendations for BBC CWR, broadcast 23rd March.

James Luxford

Book Review: Sneaky Snow White by Anita Valle

This novella is the sequel to Sinful Cinderella, and holds up some of the best aspects of that novella.

This review contains spoilers.

Cinderella, though she is in the role of the evil queen, surprisingly remains somewhat morally ambiguous: not a straightforwardly evil character, but a character with a darkness to her nature, who only ever wanted to be loved, and went further and further down a destructive path due to her external circumstances. 284 more words