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  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast

    ★★★½

    First let me say that the big finale is always messed up for me by the fact that the Beast turns back into a human. Crockery items, clocks, musical instruments and furniture turning back is one thing, but the Beast is freaking COOL and furry and cuddly and I will forever hate to see him turn into a silly human prince at the end of the movie.
    IT'S NEVER AN IMPROVEMENT (sorry, Dan Stevens, you're wonderful as an actor, but…

  • Pete's Dragon

    Pete's Dragon

    ★★★★

    This was a surprise. What a well-made kids' movie, snagging a few good bits from the classic while being it's very own thing, and excelling at that. Fantastic actors all around, but especially Oakes Fegley (Pete).
    No musical, thank goodness, much more "reality-based" in a way.
    Elliot looks stunning, the effects are solid - and the story better (and more logical) than in the version from 1977.

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  • Bridge to Terabithia

    Bridge to Terabithia

    ★★★★

    The focus is not on the monsters/special effects, they're simply the backdrop of a wonderful movie about friendship. I thought I knew what to expect, but it was much better. Amazing actors all around, too!

  • Hard Candy

    Hard Candy

    ★★★★★

    If you haven't seen it: There are 5 people on the cast list. Yes, 5. Those are all the people who appear on screen during the whole movie. And 3 of them are only in for like 10 minutes, the movie basically rests on the shoulders of Patrick Wilson and Ellen Page, and boy, can these two act! Especially Ellen Page, I mean, she was 18 (looking like 14) when the movie was made and she's simply incredible in it.…