Bao Review – A Heartwarming and Imaginative Short (Rating: 9/10)

As I was walking to the cinema to watch Incredibles 2 last Sunday, an exciting thought confronted me: ‘Wait! There’s going to be a Pixar short!’. Honestly, I might even prefer the shorts to the feature length films, and the latest creation Bao truly deserves to sit alongside others like For The Birds and Knick Knack. Originally I was going to write this review within my Incredibles 2 piece, but … Continue reading Bao Review – A Heartwarming and Imaginative Short (Rating: 9/10)

Incredibles 2 Review: A Long Awaited and Worthy Successor (Rating: 9/10)

I still remember being five years old and eating some homemade chips from my dad before my family went out to see The Incredibles at the Star City in Birmingham, one of my earliest cinema experiences. There were certainly others before this – The Spongebob Squarepants Movie and A Series Of Unfortunate Events come to mind – but this moment stands out because it was the first time seeing … Continue reading Incredibles 2 Review: A Long Awaited and Worthy Successor (Rating: 9/10)

Mary and the Witch's Flower Review – Definitely A Worthy Successor (Rating: 9/10)

As a big enough fan of Studio Ghibli’s work to have a rather large Princess Mononoke tattoo on my arm, I was excited when I heard of Studio Ponoc, an animation studio made up of ex-Ghibli employees. However, this also meant that I approached Mary and the Witch’s Flower with a reasonable deal of trepidation, unsure of whether it could live up to the unbelievably high standard … Continue reading Mary and the Witch's Flower Review – Definitely A Worthy Successor (Rating: 9/10)

A Quiet Place Review – Smart Drama with Horror Elements (Rating: 8/10)

If you have read the title of this review and raised your eyebrows, don’t get me wrong: I found the experience of watching A Quiet Place in an almost silent cinema incredibly frightening and tense. From the bright red and black poster to a trailer that focuses in on the bloodiest and most desperate moments of the film, the marketing definitely wants you to know that … Continue reading A Quiet Place Review – Smart Drama with Horror Elements (Rating: 8/10)

A Wrinkle In Time Review – Lost Potential With Heart (Rating: 4/10)

Having seen the trailer for Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time numerous times at the cinema prior to other films, I found myself feeling more and more apprehensive with each viewing. At first, I felt happiness at seeing an upcoming major picture led by Storm Reid, a young black girl, and made by a black woman, Ava DuVernay (the first directed by a female POC to cost over … Continue reading A Wrinkle In Time Review – Lost Potential With Heart (Rating: 4/10)