Turning Red (2022)
I'm so grateful this wasn't another cruel narrative about how "awful" puberty is. Turning Red asks big questions about how new generations of women can redefine their identities, and not-so-big questions about how a giant panda could participate at a middle school birthday party. I grew up knowing Toy Story, Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles. Now I'm in my 20s, and Pixar is still producing some of the best films I've watched. With Domee Shi directing, they're telling stories with more nuance than ever, and I can't wait to see what she has in store next.
Posted by Jacob Hall