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

Inside Out.

Pixar’s prominence within contemporary mainstream animation film is undeniable. Now, secured against the thick belt around the glutinous belly of Disney there have been concerns about the animation studio having peaked. With flat sequels like Cars 2 seeming to prove this theory, it’s been a concern for many of us that Pixar’s golden years may … 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

Shaun the Sheep Movie.

There has been some speculation and concern about whether or not Shaun the Sheep could translate to the big screen. I can only assume the concern was about the television programme of the same title and not the bleating beauty himself. Of course, Shaun was born on the big screen. He made the unconventional transition … 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