“Raya and the Last Dragon”: One-Sentence Review

Raya and the Last Dragon’s stupendous animation and imaginative characters catapult this welcome Disney entry past How to Train Your Dragon-lite territory. 

8.5 out of 12 Tamales

“WandaVision”: One-Sentence Review

Hidden behind WandaVision’s quaint, subdued sitcom facade is an epic Marvel story of love and loss that falls only an episode or two short of perfection. 

10.5 out of 12 Tamales

“The Mandalorian: Season 2”: One-Sentence Review

Parrying minor growing pains before jumping into nostalgia-hyperdrive, The Mandalorian’s second season is a special effects extravaganza where Star Wars fandom is implemented with thoughtfulness and precision.

10 out of 12 Tamales

“Mulan (2020)”: One-Sentence Review

While Mulan’s tone and humor can be terse at times, the immense scope, the gorgeous cinematography, and inspiring action set pieces bring a certain gravitas to this worthwhile reimagining.

9.5 out of 12 Tamales

“Hamilton”: One-Sentence Review

Hamilton brings home the front-row: the catching tunes, the compelling story, and the melting pot of complexity—all in a two and a half hour revisionist, historical musical full of passion and soul.

12 out of 12 Tamales

“The Mandalorian: Season One”: One-Sentence Review

Story and substance come together wonderfully in Disney Plus’s The Mandalorian, a Star Wars show that’s more than the sum of its Baby Yoda parts.

10.5 out of 12 Tamales