Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021

Thanksgiving weekend moviegoing was still far from the feast it normally is, but Disney's "Encanto" and the Lady Gaga-led "House of Gucci" both gave a lift to two genres that have been particularly battered by the pandemic: family movies and adult dramas. 

"Encanto" led the box office...

Monday, Nov. 22, 2021

Mirabel is extraordinary, in that when it comes to her family, she is totally normal.

That's the set-up for Disney's absolutely charming new animated musical "Encanto," which flips the typical children's movie script. Instead of few magical people amid a sea of ordinary, here the ordinary...

Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

Charise Castro Smith, the first Latino woman to co-direct a Walt Disney Animation Studios movie, admits that she has felt terrified at times. But when the chance to work on "Encanto" came around, she had no doubts.

"I said, 'I have to do this. I have to,'" Castro Smith said in an...

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