Daily Californian Arts Awards: Film of 2016

T hrough the first two-thirds of 2016, the year’s landscape of film was looking absolutely horrendous. No one went out to see the brilliant independent films such as “The Lobster” and “Swiss Army Man,” and a majority of the major blockbusters, such as “Gods of Egypt” and “Independence Day: Resurgence,”
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"Moana" | Walt Disney Grade: A

Disney’s ‘Moana’ is classic princess story for new century

Coming off the heels of mega-hits “Frozen” and “Zootopia,” Disney’s 2010s Renaissance shows no signs of stopping. Its latest effort, “Moana,” easily holds its own beside recent successes and also finds a comfortable place among the Disney classics of the ‘90s, introducing a likable, confident, kickass Polynesian princess to its
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