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  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★★

    SOUL is another triumph for @Pixar - a spiritual sequel to INSIDE OUT that looks at how we find meaning & purpose in life, & what might happen in the space between those things. Death is portrayed as a journey into an obliterating void, plus there’s a funny cat. 💕

    I’ll say this though - never has a Pixar film felt more focused on an adult audience. There are strong themes here about existential doubt, and the fear of having wasted your life; different concerns to the emotional management of INSIDE OUT. I wonder what kids will make if it.

    As for me? Yes, I cried.

  • Zama

    Zama

    A crap Buñuel crossed with a 6th-form Marquez, ZAMA is a collosal failure on every conceivable level, and a cautionary tale about the hubristic folly of adapting modernist masterpieces.

    In the mind of its creators ZAMA is doubtless a rich deep postcolonial dreamscape of defamiliarised deconstructed tropes, but in practice it’s just a clumsy mess of misused cliches.

    This should be taught at film school, but not in a good way. There’s more to making a film profound than just moving…