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  • Song of the Sea

    Song of the Sea

    ★★★

    Beautiful, Celtic style animation following the tale of a selkie's daughter, who needs to find her voice so she can sing the fairies free

  • Zootopia

    Zootopia

    ★★★

    All sorts of 'isms' are put under the microscope here - the obvious one - feminism - takes a step back for a closer look at the nature of prey vs predator - is it inherent that predator will always have a hidden, violent nature? Thoughtful animation with likeable leads

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  • A Field in England

    A Field in England

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Ben Wheatley's foray into a field in the Civil War draws you in from start to finish. Reece Sheersmith (Whitehead) is an alchemist, sent by his master to find a fellow alchemist & thief, O'Neill (Michael Smiley in top evil form). He is aided in his quest by three everyman soldiers whose ultimate aim is to go to the pub.

    I am a great fan of Wheatley's previous work and he has outdone himself with this. At times both beautiful and…

  • Carol

    Carol

    ★★★★★

    Sublime. Beautiful. Mesmeric. And such perfect leads, both a mix of vulnerable and bravado. Also the costume, cinematography, direction - and the score! Wonderful. I also loved Haynes' focus on how the interactions between women are made to seem unimportant by the men in this film, almost trivial and yet the opposite is true. It's the small things that matter, like a smile across a crowded restaurant.