Moana.

From the creators of Aladdin and The Little Mermaid comes Moana, Disney’s latest animated treasure. Daughter of the village chief, Moana resides on the idyllic island of Motunui where her people live off the land in paradisiacal surroundings. As a toddler, Moana is chosen by the sea, leaving her with a constant longing to explore … Continue reading

Tomorrowland.

Set across several different times and spaces, Tomorrowland tells the story of a childlike android, a child inventor and a determined, scientific teenager as they attempt to save planet earth via another world, time and place. What begins as a family adventure film soon wilts into a poorly executed environmental flick with an admittedly sincere … Continue reading

Big Hero 6.

A new year is upon us and I’m back reviewing movies here at Reel Insights. It feels nice to return – particularly to review such an exceptional movie as Disney’s Big Hero 6. Taking its source material from Marvel, whom they own, Disney have captured not only a sense of current popular culture’s fascination with … Continue reading

Edinburgh: June.

In last month’s post I discussed the three biggest events I was preparing to face; the job hunt, my dissertation and the Edinburgh International Film Festival. With June came one of those ventures – the most exciting one. June has been all about the film festival. I began the month working at home and working … Continue reading

Moonrise Kingdom.

Sometimes I forget how exciting the wilderness was as a child. I have fond memories of running along windy grassy hill tops in the Falkland Islands, where I spent five years of my childhood. Children’s literature is usually devoted to adventure and freedom. Many Enid Blyton novels are evidence of this.Moonrise Kingdom is a story of … Continue reading