Family, Film Reviews, Films

REVIEW: Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Mary Poppins is a curious thing. Depending on how you explain her, one would be forgiven for being slightly disturbed – a nanny who arrives out of nowhere flying out of the clouds on an umbrella, with seemingly magical powers and the ability to transport…

Animation, Family, Film Reviews, Z - 2018

REVIEW: Incredibles 2 (2018)

It’s safe to say that ‘Incredibles 2′ was my most anticipated film of the year. The original ‘Incredibles’ film ended in a way that left it wide open for a sequel, but that sequel never came until now, 14 years later. Although I was very excited when…

Animation, Comedy, Family, Film Reviews, Z - 2018

REVIEW: Peter Rabbit (2018)

With an obsession for the cheap laugh and dull dialogue, ‘Peter Rabbit’ fails to capture a lasting impression of a moral lesson. The film is adapted from ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’, the children’s book written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter, which were later adapted…

Animation, Family, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Early Man (2018)

Any film from beloved stop-motion animation studio, Aardman, will be met with great anticipation. Their films feel so intrinsically part of British culture, and after previous feature-length efforts such as ‘Chicken Run’, ‘The Curse of the Were-Rabbit’, and ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’ delighted audiences almost…

Animation, Family, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Ferdinand (2017)

I wasn’t enamoured with the idea of seeing the movie ‘Ferdinand’. As far as animated films of 2017 are concerned, this year has proven to be more of a cesspool than a garden of Eden (we are talking mainstream), but I had some hope that…

Animation, Family, Film Reviews, Z - 2017

REVIEW: Coco (2018)

Pixar Animation Studios lets us escape once more. It’s easy to relish in the studio’s latest film, ‘Coco,’ which exudes rich, cultural delicacies of tradition and music. It’s rejuvenating to see a shift into diversity in one of the year’s biggest animated films. Lee Unkrich,…

Comedy, Family, Film Reviews, Z - 2017

REVIEW: Daddy’s Home 2 (2017)

Another year, another sequel that we probably wouldn’t have missed if it was never made. Sean Anders returns to direct this festive sequel to the 2015 comedy, ‘Daddy’s Home’. Thanks to a special screening at my local cinema, this happened to be my first festive…

Biopic, Family, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)

Winnie The Pooh, I’m sure, is a staple of almost everyone’s childhood post-1924. Everyone knows Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Eeyore. Everyone knows Christopher Robin. Finding successes as books, TV shows, and films, Winnie The Pooh is as famous a character as you’ll find in popular…

Comedy, Family, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Paddington 2 (2017)

The 2014 ‘Paddington’ film took everyone by surprise. Having had to recast the voice of Paddington himself when Colin Firth stepped away from the project, many of the already sceptical folk were worried that the end product might be a bit of a mess. However,…

Animation, Family, Film Reviews

REVIEW: The Emoji Movie (2017)

Resisting the temptation to write this review entirely in emojis because firstly, I’m not an idiot, and secondly, that is probably exactly what the makers of this film would want if their aggressive (and entirely terrible) marketing strategy was anything to go by! Emojis are…

Animation, Family, Film Reviews, Z - 2017

REVIEW: Cars 3 (2017)

After a lacklustre response to ‘Cars 2’ which, in its defence, had some fresh ideas and a fast-paced plot, Pixar returns to the narrative of their original story for the third and possibly final (only if the cash doesn’t flow) chapter of the Lightning McQueen…