Review: Spider-Man – Across the Spider-Verse

When the dial is already at eleven, it is going to break if you push it further. Following the events of Into The Spider-Verse, we follow both Miles Morales and Gwen Stacey in their own universes, trying to cope with their own lonely vigils of their cities. However, the Spider-Society, formed over thousands of universes,…

Review: The Super Mario Bros. Movie

A strong collaboration between Nintendo and Illumination Studios; the film is a lot of fun! The “Super Mario Brothers” are a two-brother team of plumbers in Brooklyn, hoping to take the plumbing world by storm with their skills. But when they are sucked into another dimension, they have a lot more to deal with than…

Review: Lightyear

Andy really is a boring child if this was his favourite movie… After crash landing a ship of 1,200 crew, space ranger Buzz Lightyear goes on a daring attempt to refuel the ship so they can go home. But his attempts fling him into the future, where an evil villain awaits… Despite 1995’s Toy Story…

Review: Coco

An absolutely stunning piece of animation. A bright, vibrant and heartfelt experience. It is Dia De Los Muetros, the Mexican Day of the Dead, when families celebrate lost loved ones and honour their memory. Miguel is torn; his love of music is not shared by his family, who after his great-grandmother’s fury after her husband…

Review: Cars 3

While the ending is punchy, the forgettable setup for this racer story is slow and predictable. Lightning McQueen finds himself outclassed by new and faster racers and threatened with retirement, he vows to be the one who decides when he’s done racing. The Cars franchise is probably the most brittle of the Pixar series and…

Review: The Lego Batman Movie (2D)

Lego Batman is a riotous time, as insane and funĀ its 2014 originator but not quite as endearing. Batman is the hero of Gotham, he is loved and praised by all, despite him being a selfish, arrogant loner living in a huge mansion, at constant odds with his emotions. When super villain Joker sees this weakness…

Review: Ghost in the Shell (1995)

With the American live-action adaptation of 1995’s manga adaptation Ghost in the Shell hitting cinemas this March, I have the glorious task of revisiting a franchise I so dearly love. Like a lot of kids born in the mid-eighties anime was a very alien and kind of frowned upon deviation of popular media. It hadn’t…

Review: Moana

Disney’s latest is lavishly designed, beautifully animated and a lot of fun. Set in ancient Polynesia, when a darkness begins to sicken the islands, it is up to a chieftain’s daughter named Moana to travel far over the ocean and find the demigod Maui, who was responsible for the calamity. Whenever I go to see…

Review: The Road to El Dorado

The bizarre combo of Kevin Kline and Kenneth Branagh as our leads gives a quirky heart to a forgotten Dreamworks Animation Studio style… Two thieves acquire a map leading them to the hidden city of gold, El Dorado. But when they find it their morals shift when they meet El Dorado’s natives and their friendship…

Review: Kubo and the Two Strings

Ahhh. That nice feeling of watching something original. Kubo is a young son of a warrior who is maimed as a baby by The Moon King and is raised by his mother as a storyteller. Now older he lives in isolation, with his injured mother, hiding from the Moon King’s servants who wish to take…