Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Twelve years since his impressive indie noir debut, Brick, Rian Johnson is now the man in the chair behind the second entry in the new Star Wars trilogy. Star Wars: The Last Jedi follows on almost immediately from where J.J.Abram’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens left us two years ago. The highly anticipated second instalment reintroduces us to the ongoing … Continue reading

The Florida Project.

The Florida Project.

Sean Baker’s Tangerine exploded into cinemas several years ago, a feisty tale of a prostitute’s mission to seek revenge on her cheating partner and pimp. Shot entirely on an iPhone, the film was a conversation piece within DIY cinema and a demonstration of the vast capabilities of talented artists who perhaps don’t have the tech or cameras … Continue reading

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

Finding Dory.

How do you follow up perfection? Many of us remember being enchanted by the staggering, animated ocean beds of Finding Nemo thirteen years ago – moved to tears by both the film’s wit and emotional story of an anxious clown fish on a journey to find his missing son. Although Monsters Inc. is undoubtedly my personal … Continue reading

Zootropolis.

Zootropolis is full of lovely ideas, satisfying wit and charismatic characters. In the progressive city of Zootropolis, predator and prey live in harmony without judgement or threat. New on the job, young and ambitious Judy Hopps, the first Rabbit Police Officer in the city’s history, is determined to make a difference. When a variety of … Continue reading

The Good Dinosaur.

Whether it’s to parents, to Andy’s bedroom or to the headquarters of Riley’s consciousness. Pixar movies, more often than not, revolve around physical journeys. Whether these be metaphorical journeys into adulthood or simply into change and new life experiences, we are familiar with following Pixar protagonists as they try to return to the safety and … Continue reading

Ant-Man.

After both the colossal size and success of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel and Disney now return with their second annual contribution to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the form of Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man. Originally the project remained a labour of love for British writers Edgar Wright and the lesser known – but equally promising … Continue reading

Avengers: Age of Ultron.

          In the penultimate film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s second phase we are reunited with our six avenging heroes – Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, Hawkeye, Black Widow and Thor. Following on from plot lines set up in Avengers Assemble and each individual character’s solo movie sequels, Avengers: Age of … 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