Featured, Reviews / 27.05.2021

In the late 1950s, Walt Disney was genuinely on the verge of shutting down his beloved animation department after the artistically brilliant but commercially disappointing Sleeping Beauty almost bankrupted Walt Disney Productions. It would fall to an inexpensively produced animated animal caper to save Disney animation, and, in the process, give birth to one of the studio's most enduring villains. Designed by the legendary Marc Davis and voiced by the indomitable Betty Lou Gerson, the maniacal Cruella de Vil completely stole the show in One Hundred and One Dalmatians...

Reviews / 16.01.2020

Between The Lion King and Cats, 2019 was not exactly a great year for films featuring talking CGI animals. Sadly, 2020 isn't looking much better, as we begin the year with another disappointing CGI creature fest in the form of Dolittle; Universal's big-budget calamity that's been unceremoniously dumped in January after two previous release date changes. Looks like we're kicking off the year in disastrous fashion. With a cast that inexplicably features five (!) Academy Award winners and three Oscar nominees, a screenplay from an Academy Award-winning screenwriter, a...

Reviews / 06.11.2019

Deck the halls and break out the tinsel. Whether we like it or not, the festive season is once again upon us. And, this year, Universal Pictures is hoping you'll journey out to the cinema for a fresh Christmas romantic comedy, instead of popping on Love Actually for the 87th time. No judgement on that. It should be required December viewing in every household. With all the gooey schmaltz and fuzzy romance seen in every film of the yuletide genre, Last Christmas delivers everything you're likely expecting and very...

Reviews / 07.08.2019

Workplace comedies have been around since the dawn of cinema. From golden age classics like His Girl Friday and The Shop Around the Corner to modern-day riots like Office Space and Anchorman, there's comedic gold to be found in situational humour in the drudgery of office life. But for all the laughs, the genre can provide some sharp commentary on the state of the imbalance of power facing those who aren't lucky enough to fall in the white male category. Such is the case with Late Night; a deviously...