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  • Wiener-Dog

    Wiener-Dog

    ★★★

    Sweet and horrible at the same time. That poor dog :(

  • Moana

    Moana

    ★★★½

    Felt a bit like like a cross between Life of Pi, The Little Mermaid and The Lion King. Some beautiful visuals and a few good songs (I adored the whole sequence in the Realm of Monsters for both of the above). Loved Moana's relationship with her grandma; the ray swooping under the boat marked the only scene in the film to bring a tear to my eye. However, most of the action scenes really lacked tension, and I found myself…

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  • Jackie

    Jackie

    ★★★

    This was fine, but I expected more. I was too conscious of the person on screen being Natalie Portman doing a Jackie Kennedy impression, sometimes to the point that I felt (only momentarily, but repeatedly) like it could've been something out of a comedy sketch. Also, for whatever reason, that Camelot song annoyed the hell out of me. Not as good as Lana's 'National Anthem' video tbh.

  • The Golden Compass

    The Golden Compass

    ★★★

    One of my vast collection of films I've watched about a thousand times because I can stick it on in the background while I'm writing, doing some work, reading a magazine, cooking, cleaning etc and not really have to concentrate. It had the potential to be much better, but I don't actually think it stands up too badly next to the book, even with the altered ending. Some of the casting is good (Nicole Kidman and the Magisterium officials, especially…