Animation, Family, Film Reviews, Latest

REVIEW: Henchmen (2020)

It’s not an easy world for an animated film right now. Sure, they’re getting more respect than ever before, but that’s largely because the creative output in the field has arguably never been better, which means the bar is high. It’s easy for a film…

Animation, Family, Film Reviews, Latest, Netflix

REVIEW: Over the Moon (2020)

Animated films are no strangers to death and how it affects people. It seems like every Disney protagonist has lost someone close to them, whether to accidents, incidents, or time. In many of these types of films, however, death is a mere plot device, used…

Animation, Disney+, Family, Film Reviews, LFF 2020

REVIEW: Soul (LFF 2020)

What is your life’s purpose? It’s a frighteningly loaded question, one that’s tiring to even think about, let alone answer. But in Soul, Pixar maestro Pete Docter tackles it head-on in what is undoubtedly his most existential, inspiring and life-affirming film to date. Joe Gardner…

Animation, Film Reviews, Films, Latest

REVIEW: Toy Story 4 (2019)

“I was made to help a child… I don’t remember it being this hard.” When I was a kid, I would sit on my grandmother’s couch for hours on end while a VHS copy of Toy Story played on the TV. When the tape ended,…

Animation, Film Reviews, Films

REVIEW: The Secret Life Of Pets 2 (2019)

Continuing the story of how the pets of a quiet New York suburb function when their owners aren’t even aware. Max (Oswalt) and Duke (Stonestreet) now have to contend with a toddler in their family apartment, and set off for a family countryside holiday where…

Animation, Film Reviews, Z - 2018

REVIEW: Ralph Breaks The Internet (2018)

After Wreck-It Ralph hit the big screen back in 2012 and introduced us to the arcade world of Ralph and Vanellope, we get the long-awaited sequel which transports our characters to the vast world of the internet. Fully equipped with its product placement, Disney nostalgia,…

Animation, Film Reviews, Z - 2018

REVIEW: Flavors of Youth (2018)

After devoting two films to the emotional agony of young love — specifically, an enrapturing story of how time changes people but not love — the tragic series continues with Haoling Li and Yoshitaka Takeuch’s directorial debut Flavors of Youth after Takeuch operated as chief…