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  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ★★★

    DISCLAIMER: I watched this movie on a plane but the screen in front of me was large and HD and the audio was fine.

    Obviously made with love and it's gorgeous looking but it's not half as mystical or romantic as it thinks. And I didn't really feel the connection between the mute lady and the big fish man; at least, not enough to make me forgive them bonking.

    It's all a bit Jeunet et Caro Lite and I came…

  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    ★★

    As stupid as it gets. Still, I got to crush hard on Bryce Dallas Howard again.

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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★½

    Okay, so this is weird. I watched this movie the day after it was released and it failed to grab me. I thought, despite some flashy visuals, the movie was flat and didn't engage me at all.

    I'm just back from watching it again - two days after my first trip - and my whole opinion has changed. I'm in love with this movie. It's exciting, funny, smart, and works as a fantastic clearing of the throat for Episode 9,…

  • Zootopia

    Zootopia

    ★★★★★

    I went into Zootopia expecting to be entertained, at the very least. After all, that's what Disney is expert at, right?  But I came out of the cinema with a new-found enthusiasm for what the genre can deliver, which is more than I ever expected. 

    Firstly, the CGI is astonishing. It's not as photorealistic as the environments (not the characters) in The Good Dinosaur, but the textures and lighting effects in Zootopia have been rendered perfectly. Each scene is absolutely…