• Raya and the Last Dragon

    Raya and the Last Dragon

    ★★★★★

    Was super excited for this, avoided all trailers and I’m overjoyed that Disney delivered yet again.

    Sumptuous animation with a heartfelt story on an epic scale yet its foundation is in the characters and their relationships. The cast really delivered here with Awkwafina just amazing. 

    Whole family loved this and it’s an instant classic in our household.

  • Tom & Jerry

    Tom & Jerry

    ★★

    Total missed opportunity - why they decide to make these kind of movies and then focus on irrelevant characters is always beyond me.

    Did appreciate the efforts though to mix live action and animation - worked very well at times.

  • WandaVision

    WandaVision

    ★★★★★

    Fantastic start to the MCU TV lineup - great concept, acting and execution in doing something so different and out there. Elizabeth Olsen made this something truly special and can’t wait to see what Marvel do next.

  • Pulp Fiction

    Pulp Fiction

    ★★★★★

    First time seeing this gem in cinema and probably watching after 10+ years. SO. MUCH. FUN!

  • Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry

    Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry

    ★★★★★

    Not even a fan going in, just a casual listener to a few hits but damn, this was such an impressive, intimate and thorough look into the life of an artist on a meteoric rise, that I’m now a massive fan.

    Billie Eilish is definitely talented and this doco’s best moments come through in her interactions with her family. Never felt fake or forced, this is easily one of the best documentaries of its kind thanks to a fascinating subject and how close we get into her life and psyche.

  • I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story

    I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story

    ★★★★½

    Going behind the scenes for anything Henson related is a treat, and Caroll Spinney’s legacy was a worthwhile subject for a documentary.

    Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch were such a staple of my childhood, and I never knew it was one guy. His longevity was amazing and you can really feel how much he poured into his craft. Informative, wholesome and maybe a little too sweet, but I loved almost every minute of this.

  • I Care a Lot

    I Care a Lot

    ★★★★½

    God damn that was one wild ride! Darkly wicked, this went in directions I wasn’t expecting so kept me invested the entire runtime.  

    Rosamund Pike was absolutely brilliant, her best performance since Gone Girl. Supporting cast were all fantastic as well, especially Peter Dinklage. 

    Loved almost everything about this from the acting, to the commentary on how the vulnerable can be and are preyed on, to the superb score. A fantastic surprise and one definitely worth checking out.

  • Baby Done

    Baby Done

    ★★★½

    Much better than I was expecting. A real kiwi flavour, damn charming and pretty funny.

    Rose Matafeo was pretty great and was neat to see Matthew Lewis (took me a few minutes to realise it was Neville Longbottom) who was solid.

  • WandaVision

    WandaVision

    ★★★★★

    Kevin Feige is a bloody genius!

  • Jallikattu

    Jallikattu

    ★★★½

    Frenetic with a great score/sound design but got a little repetitive. It’s message was clear without the final 30 seconds as well.

  • Reunion

    Reunion

    ★★★

    A little too slow and meandering in the first two thirds, before it went crazy in the final third. Interesting concept and effective use of imagery and the house, just not sure about the execution. Did appreciate the ending but wasn’t earned.

  • Earwig and the Witch

    Earwig and the Witch

    ★★½

    Not sure what to make of this. It kinda felt like a Ghibli film, but the CG animation lacked warmth and the story lacked depth. In some ways, I liken this to Pixar’s Good Dinosaur - the story was targeted for too young an audience with some solid background animation but the core characters were off in comparison. 

    While I don’t mind the overall story and actually liked the characters, the animation of them was distracting  and I could only…