Jordan Vogt-Roberts comic coming-of-age debut is sporadically amusing but incredibly slight. Three teenage friends, sick of their controlling parents, seek independence during one endless summer. Building a ramshackle house in the woods they attempt to live off the land and find the freedom that was absent from their old lives. However, life in the woods does not run smooth as their friendships are tested by boredom and a girl.
The Kings of Summer was a Sundance favourite and it is…
Wolf Daddy is a quirky and thoroughly charming animated short film from Korean filmmaker, Hyung-yun Chang. It is an absurd but surprisingly touching story about a talking wolf and his odd and ever growing family. The tone is beautifully judged from the first minute with a surreal mundanity springing from its far fetched story. The comedy continues to build throughout the slender run time whilst also gently exploring responsibility and the bond between parent and child.
Thanks to Eddie White for making me aware of this sweet South Korean curio.
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Although highly regarded by many I'm still not convinced it is appreciated as much as it should be. For me this is one of the finest science fiction films of all time, perhaps not as influential as Metropolis, Blade Runner et al but every bit as brilliant.
It manages to achieve what many sci-fi films do not, it manages to not only deliver a unique dystopic concept but also deliver a rich and moving emotional journey too. Too often genre…