Tag Archives: Animation

Film Review – Toy Story 4

The Toy Story trilogy, as it was up to this point, consisted of three flawless masterpieces of animated family viewing which are rightly revered. We didn’t need a fourth instalment, or so we thought. Pixar however had other ideas. The … Continue reading

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Film Review – The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

As “awesome” as the first. Yes, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s unlikely 2014 triumph is repeated in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. Like that first film, this is no mere corporate commercial, but a hilarious, subversive, satirical joy. … Continue reading

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Film Review – How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

The law of diminishing returns applies to How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, the third and final entry in the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy, based on the books by Cressida Cowell. The good news is said … Continue reading

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Film Review – Spider-Man Into the Spider-verse

Given the sheer number of recent Spider-man reboots, the question has to be asked: do we really need another Spider-man? These reboots are just one of many jokes made at the expense of the webslinger in the animated Spider-man Into … Continue reading

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Film Review – Ralph Breaks the Internet

The original Wreck-It Ralph was a terrific film that took me quite by surprise when I first saw it. I went in with low expectations and came out elated, which was especially wonderful because I had just endured a glut … Continue reading

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Film Review – Incredibles 2

Brad Bird’s The Incredibles is my favourite Pixar film. It is also the only Pixar film other than Toy Story which I thought could benefit from a sequel. Now Bird has finally revisited his masterpiece, the big question can finally … Continue reading

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Film Review – Isle of Dogs

Fans of Wes Anderson’s uniquely eccentric oeuvre will find plenty to enjoy in Isle of Dogs, his second foray into stop-motion animation following Fantastic Mr Fox. Essentially a story about a boy’s search for his lost dog, the twist here … Continue reading

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Film Review – Loving Vincent

Giving new meaning to the term labour of love, Loving Vincent is a visually mesmerising but dramatically tepid animated film, examining the events surrounding the death of celebrated painter Vincent Van Gogh. Starting with the positives, the film is an … Continue reading

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Film Reviews – Despicable Me 3/Cars 3

I recently caught up with a couple of family movie “threequels” – Cars 3 and Despicable Me 3. Since neither proved much to report home about, I am being lazy and dealing with both in the same review. In the … Continue reading

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Film Review – The Red Turtle

Tonight I finally caught up with The Red Turtle, the only animated film from the 2016 Oscar nominees that I had yet to see. A French/Belgian co-production with Japanese Studio Ghibli, directed by Dutch animator Michaël Dudok de Wit, this … Continue reading

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