Soul (2020)

Happy Holidays everybody. To those who celebrate at this time of year, I hope you were able to have as merry a time as possible even if your original plans were curtailed. With so much unexpected and unusual free time around the bust Christmas period, I carved out a couple of hours last night to…

The Souvenir (2019)

Happy autumn everybody! Though the seasons may not have officially ‘turned’ yet, there are certainly enough clues to show me that pumpkin spice is coming. The kids are back at school, the temperature is ever so slightly dropping, and most excitingly for me, the promised tone and quality of film releases is on the rise.…

Paddington 2 (2017)

Back in 2014, Paddington came out of absolutely nowhere to become one of my favourite films of the year, a real family treat that was warm, pitch perfect and genuinely laugh out loud funny. As with any great cinematic success these days, a sequel was inevitable, and three years later we have Paddington 2, a…

The Boxtrolls (2014)

Though juggernaut studios such as Disney, Pixar and Dreamworks have an almost monopoly like grip on the world of successful English language animation features, since 2009 there has been an emerging and growing competitor in the form of American production company Laika. Responsible for two recent hits in 2009’s Coraline and 2012’s ParaNorman, the studio…