This makes the animation from Into the Spider-Verse look restrained. I absolutely loved the first film, and when it came out I think we knew we'd be entering a completely new era of stylistic animation. With Puss in Boots only coming out this year it seems it's taken a while for others to catch up, and when they have Spider-Man has moved the standard again. If you loved the first film, you will love this. It is just more, more…
The Wicker Man 1973
An over the top oddity that completely unequivocally pulls the sum of its parts together into something filled with dread. Not scary per se’ but definitely dreadful.
The film is what some would call ‘a slow burn’ but it never crawls. I saw the theatrical version and thought this was an interesting and snappy 87 minutes. The island of Sumerisle and it’s inhabitants are fully realised so whatever exposition is here, interested me. The origins of the cult, the rituals,…
In the Heights 2021
Enjoyed this much more the second time. Not sure why, it just kind of came together a bit more when I knew where it was going and I appreciated the build up, the longer run time didn’t bother me at all.
I think this is a great celebration of community and heritage. A real feel good time.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 1999
A fever dream of an adaption. How much you like it completely depends on how much you can stomach Webber. It’s alright, got a weird live feeling when it’s meant to be a film. Better than the dreamworks one even if it comes from a worse place
Black Is King 2020
What a messy and thrown together product. For some reason I was quite looking forward to this, a visual album showing the ties between the Lion King story and the Black struggle through history is a noble pursuit but Beyonce inserts herself into the narrative far too often for it to have any sustainable punch.
The mix of songs and Lion King lines is really weird that didn’t sit with me, and I wondered throughout it all what the real…
The Menu 2022
Delectable. A wonderfully anxiety ridden, black comedy, thriller. It’s a film that I think could have easily had ahem too much on its place, but it balances all of its elements nearly to perfection. The comedy is funny, and dark, ironic, satirising and at times a gut punch. The horror/thrilling elements are horrific and thrilling, it’s all edge of your seat stuff.
The main course is Ralph Fiennes as head chef, he is so intimidating and unpredictable but also an absolute…