Movie Review – Turning Red

Turning Red US (2022) Dir. Domee Shi “Don’t make me moody, You wouldn’t like me when I’m moody!” Puberty is a bloody nuisance for all of us, especially girls, and I apologise for being less than subtle with this introduction, but this latest offering from Pixar/Disney isn’t exactly shy about isn’t subject matter either. Meilin … Continue reading Movie Review – Turning Red

Movie Review – Luca

Luca US (2021) Dir. Enrico Casarosa One specific corner of the filmmaking world that was fortunate enough not to suffer from the Covid shutdown was the animation sector. Think about it - all the work could be done at home, even the voice acting! Pixar certainly took advantage of this, whacking out both Soul and … Continue reading Movie Review – Luca

Movie Review – Soul

Soul US (2020) Dirs. Pete Docter & Kemp Powers What is your purpose in life? Is it a talent, a person, a hobby, a calling? Some people go through life without any real direction, following the school, job, marry, kids, retirement, and death pattern and nothing to show for it at the end. Are they … Continue reading Movie Review – Soul

Onward

Onward US (2020) Dir. Dan Scanlon Growing up without a parent is hard enough when you knew them for a short while but worse if you didn’t get a chance to know them at all. Obviously, if you did get a chance to meet your deceased parent you’d take it, even if it meant dabbling … Continue reading Onward

Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4 US (2019) Dir. Josh Cooley One of the most successful animated franchises of the last twenty-five years came to an end with Toy Story 3 in 2010 - or so we thought. Hollywood just can’t help itself if there is a dollar to be made thus Toy Story was revived for new … Continue reading Toy Story 4

Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2 US (2018) Dir. Brad Bird Usually in Hollywood, when a film becomes a massive hit the studio bean counters start making plans for a sequel. After the success of The Incredibles in 2004, Brad Bird of Pixar decided to work on other projects instead of instantly capitalising on his latest cash cow, making … Continue reading Incredibles 2

Coco

Coco US (2017) Dirs. Lee Unkrich & Adrian Molina Every year at the Oscars it is inevitable that either a Pixar or Disney film is going to win Best Animated Film regardless of whether it deserves it or not. In lieu of egregiously overlooking anime and other foreign language animated films, the 2018 winner Coco … Continue reading Coco

Finding Dory

Finding Dory (Cert PG) 1 Disc (Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment) Running Time: 97 minutes approx. Sequels are tricky business in cinema, especially if the parent film was a colossal success like Pixar’s Finding Nemo was back in 2003. Taking the unusual route of waiting over a decade before returning to the ocean may … Continue reading Finding Dory

Inside Out

Inside Out US (2015) Dir. Pete Docter & Ronnie Del Carmen While Disney is busy churning out twee sing-a-long fantasies about princesses and other facile female characters, their adopted stepchild Pixar continues to take a more cerebral and down to earth approach with their animated features, offering escapism with more challenging edge to it. Their … Continue reading Inside Out

Monsters University

Monsters University (Cert U) 1 Disc (Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment) Running Time: 103 minutes approx. The dynamic duo of Mike Wazowski and Jim “Sully” Sullivan (voiced by Billy Crystal and John Goodman respectively) make a great team as Scarers at Monsters Inc., drawing the screams out of young children in the human world … Continue reading Monsters University