Review: Oscars Animated Shorts Program

This year’s Academy Awards shorts programs have been released on limited platforms, and these categories reflect an accomplished set of work from a cross-section of styles, nationalities, and subject matters as diverse as the Academy itself as an organization increasingly aspires to be.  The animated short nominees tend to represent the most varied nominees per …

Review – ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’

Raya seeks the help of the legendary dragon, Sisu. Seeing what’s become of Kumandra, Sisu commits to helping Raya fulfill her mission in reuniting the lands. Featuring Kelly Marie Tran as the voice of Raya and Awkwafina as the voice of Sisu, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Raya and the Last Dragon” will be in theaters …

Review – ‘Onward’

Writer and director of 2013’s Monsters Inc. prequel, Monsters University, Dan Scanlon, is back with a new Pixar-animated film. This time no monsters, but mythical creatures such as elves, dragons and not enough unicorns, to make us smile and tear up just that tiny bit, like we’re so used to from animation powerhouse Pixar. But …

Review – ‘Underwater’

Sci-fi thrillers have a bad reputation when it comes to making money at the box office. They’re either extremely well made and praised by critics all over the globe, some also get totally crushed by the competition in the same opening weekend, others are just complete and utter trash. ‘Underwater’, bringing absolutely nothing original to …

Review – ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

After more than 40 years and eight chapters of Star Wars, the Skywalker-saga comes to an end with episode IX. J.J. Abrams is back to direct this final chapter, after passing the torch to Rian Johnson in 2017, who divided the fandom with his ‘The Last Jedi’. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is an …

Review – ‘Jojo Rabbit’

A film in which an imaginary Adolf Hitler is played by a Polynesian Jew? Only one person has the balls to pull this off. Taika Waititi’s anti-hate satire makes fun of nazi-Germany and its hitlerjugend in his newest film, Jojo Rabbit. Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis),a teenage boy who wants to become the best fascist there …

Review – ‘Frozen II’

2013’s ‘Frozen’ not only became the biggest animated film at the global box office of all time, it was a true pop phenomenon in every household with little children screaming along to Elsa’s rendition of ‘Let It Go’. Six years have passed and Disney is re-visiting Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven who hastily have …

Review – ‘Ford v Ferrari’

Every year there is a film that has a little bit of everything to please anyone out there. A film that has heart, passion for a craft, strong performers, dreams that become reality – a film worth watching on the big screen, that keeps you entertained for 150 minutes. Well, Ford v Ferrari is that …

The World’s Favourite Toys Are Back in the Adventure of a Lifetime!

This year, Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” took audiences on a hilarious and heartwarming road tripwith Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the whole gang, earning a 98 percent critics rating on RottenTomatoes and more than $1 billion at the global box office. Packed with old friends and new faces,the fourth film in the beloved Toy …

Review – Toy Story 4

“Yes I Can-ada!” – Duke Caboom The announcement of a fourth Toy Story chapter, felt like an easy cash grab for Disney, after the huge success that was the concluding Toy Story 3. After seeing the first trailer and synopsis, I still wasn’t sure if this was gonna work. So being a bit cautious of seeing these …