Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

There is so much going on in this film I actually don't know where to start. Perhaps by saying that I liked it, though I didn't love it. Then, I'm not generally one for animations so it must have been doing something good. I liked the way that it acknowledged what even peripheral audiences know … Continue reading Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse


First thing to say is what beautiful animation! Every detail has been acutely observed - the way fingers curls around a cigarette, a hand opening a medication bottle - even the slight rise and fall of the chest as a character breathes gently. So, so exquisite. I've seen comments that this film's protagonist made this … Continue reading Anomalisa 

The Congress

Robin Wright plays an actress called Robin Wright whose last role is to allow her image to be digitised and used by the film company as they wish. What I admire very much about this film are the interesting questions it raises about image and longevity, given the current possibilities with CGI and film making. … Continue reading The Congress

L’écume des jours – Mood Indigo

Whimsy is a word I can't abide, and Michel Gondry is a director whose films haven't captivated me to date. The two may or may not be related. Add in getting-too-old-for-this-kookiness Audrey Tautou and I-always-have-a nasty-smell-under-my-nose Romain Duris, and I was having serious doubts about seeing this film in the first place. Despite all of … Continue reading L’écume des jours – Mood Indigo