My Top 15 Most Notable Films of 2017

Well here we are again. The end of another 365-day journey around the sun. And it doesn’t feel like it was a particularly great year, was it? Even putting aside … Continue reading My Top 15 Most Notable Films of 2017

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

Will Beauty And The Beast Be As Influential as The First Avengers Movie?

No, I don’t mean will Belle team up with her fellow princess’ for a balls-out fight against the forces of darkness. Rather I speak of Beauty and the Beast’s (BATB) … Continue reading Will Beauty And The Beast Be As Influential as The First Avengers Movie?

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)