Is There Really A Problem With The Simpsons’ Apu Nahasapeemapetilon?

I think like a great many of the world’s population, I just gradually stopped watching The Simpsons. Not because it did something offensive or wrong, but much like the old … Continue reading Is There Really A Problem With The Simpsons’ Apu Nahasapeemapetilon?

Batman: The Animated Series – A Look Back at Heart of Ice (25th Anniversary)

While it may be hard to believe, especially for a children’s cartoon that aired on Saturday morning TV; but after 25 years I think Batman: The Animated Series (BTAS) should be … Continue reading Batman: The Animated Series – A Look Back at Heart of Ice (25th Anniversary)

“There’s Nobody Left to Love Us” – A Review of My Life As A Courgette (2017)

There are arguably three ways to grab people’s attention when trying to promote a movie. Number one is to just have a great original idea. The second is to create … Continue reading “There’s Nobody Left to Love Us” – A Review of My Life As A Courgette (2017)

Review: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)

Alright, lets get the obvious out of the way. Yes, I’m a thirty year old man who went to see a Captain Underpants movie. Yes, I went alone. Yes, there … Continue reading Review: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)

Review: In This Corner of The World (2017) – Japan in the Shadow of The Atomic Bomb

(Mild spoilers for Grave of the Fireflies) The thing about world cinema is that we in the UK generally only get the most commercial products put into our cinemas. After … Continue reading Review: In This Corner of The World (2017) – Japan in the Shadow of The Atomic Bomb

Life’s a Beach And Then You Drive: Review – CARS 3

While it may not seem like it on the surface, the Cars franchise is the ultimate example of capitalism overruling art. By this I mean that it has never mattered … Continue reading Life’s a Beach And Then You Drive: Review – CARS 3

A Visit To The Sixth Annual British Animation Film Festival

Being that I’m in the middle of post-production for my own short film, I’ve recently gained a new sense of appreciation as to how difficult actually finishing a film can … Continue reading A Visit To The Sixth Annual British Animation Film Festival

Review: Despicable Me 3 – A Dastardly Disaster of 80s Delight

With the increasing domination of those little yellow bastards known as Minions, it’s entirely possible that the world may end, not at the whims of President Trump, but rather due … Continue reading Review: Despicable Me 3 – A Dastardly Disaster of 80s Delight

If I Could Write… Minions!

Has there ever been a supporting character that has taken over a franchise to quite the same extent as those yellow bastards? I speak, of course, of the follically challenged … Continue reading If I Could Write… Minions!

Review: The Red Turtle (2017) – An Engaging Exploration of Man and His Relationship With Nature

Can you guys believe that my first Studio Ghibli film was The Tale of Princess Kaguya? Which wasn’t even released in the UK till March 2015! But the last two … Continue reading Review: The Red Turtle (2017) – An Engaging Exploration of Man and His Relationship With Nature

Can A Voice Be Found In Silence? – My Review Of A Silent Voice (2016)

One of the flaws of western film-making is that we’re not very good at portraying disabilities as a normal part of everyday life. Every time a film does take a chance … Continue reading Can A Voice Be Found In Silence? – My Review Of A Silent Voice (2016)

A Disney Animating Legend – My Review Of Floyd Norman: An Animated Life (2016)

If you were to ask a group of people what the heart of Disney is, what do you think their answer would be? Would it be its lovable characters? Mickey … Continue reading A Disney Animating Legend – My Review Of Floyd Norman: An Animated Life (2016)