Animation, Film Reviews, Z - 2018

REVIEW: Isle of Dogs (2018)

Wes Anderson’s 9th directorial venture, and his 2nd stop-motion feature, ticks all the boxes of what you’ve come to expect from the extremely unique Texan. You have your perfectly symmetrical shots, you have your whip pans, you have your lateral tracking shots, you have your…

Comedy, Drama, Film Reviews, Z - 2017

REVIEW: Last Flag Flying (2018)

We can always count on Richard Linklater to project the sincerity of human conversation onto the big screen for the world to marvel at. His unrested love for his characters is truly moving, and he manages to do it again in his latest film, ‘Last…

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First Trailer For Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ Drops!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt__kig8PVU&w=560&h=315] “‘Isle of Dogs’ tells the story of Atari Konayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo…

Film Reviews

REVIEW: Trumbo (2016)

My interest with ‘Trumbo’ was initially all about Bryan Cranston, and the time period in which the film is set. Watching the trailer, the film hinted at the Communist witch-hunt of the 1950s, at the height of what we know as “classic” Hollywood. This, for…

Film Reviews

REVIEW: Kung Fu Panda 3

I thoroughly enjoyed the first two ‘Kung Fu Panda’ movies. They proved to me that Dreamworks Animation was a legitimate source of quality animated movies again. The first two films were humorous, filled with stunning animated action, great villains with personal and warped vindication, and…

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REVIEW: Drive (2011)

I recently re-watched ‘Drive’ for the umpteenth time, not just because I’m casually working my way through the films of Oscar Isaac, but because this is one of my favourite films of all time. This masterpiece from Nicolas Winding Refn sits pretty in my top…

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REVIEW: Argo (2012)

Until recently, Ben Affleck was regarded as something of a joke in Hollywood. His acting was heavily criticised and his production and writing work was lamentable. But that is certainly no longer the case. ‘The Town’ really brought Affleck into the inner circle in terms…