by Jordan King “I heard this story about a fish, he swims up to an older fish and says: ‘I’m trying to find this thing they call the ocean.’ ‘The ocean?’ the older fish says, ‘that’s what you’re in right now.’ ‘This’, says the young fish, ‘this is water. What I want is the ocean!’” Pixar Animation Studios’ maturation and increasing desire to address life’s … Continue reading Inside the Heart of Soul
When Toy Story 4 was announced, there were a fair few grumbles from folk who had grown up with the series (myself included.) Toy Story 3 was the perfect finale – saying goodbye to our old friends with all the tears in the whole wide world fall down our cheeks. With a nod of his hat and a big ole; “So long partner,” we’d put … Continue reading Toy Story 4 – Review
Pixar has had a pretty shaky history of sequels. Their results have wavered. On the bad side are movies such as Monsters University and Cars 2 which have been mediocre productions. On the great, fantastic side we have the Toy Story Trilogy. Pixar always seem better at creating standalone features and any progress seemed to fail with average results. So when they announced a follow-up … Continue reading Incredibles 2 – Review
For the last three years, I have taken Women in Media’s 52 films challenge, watching (at least) fifty-two films directed or co-directed by women per year. Although not the point, I made the challenge harder for myself by focusing on new releases only, watched where possible in a screening room with other people. If I just focused on what was released in UK cinemas only, … Continue reading Half the Picture – Sundance London Review
Pixar definitely is one of the best cinematic studios who have given us so much because they adore telling stories. This year is no different, with the incredible Inside Out hitting us right in the feels and the roaring spectacle of The Good Dinosaur stomping back into our worlds. Although, there has been fair few sequels recently, their originality is back and making us all … Continue reading Finding Dory – Brand New Clip!