Category: animation

My Neighbour Totoro

1988 – Japan Director – Hayao Miyazaki Words – Christian Abbott Some have called this the gateway film into the works of Studio Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki, even Japanese animation itself, and it isn’t hard to see why. This is a film about, and a… Continue Reading “My Neighbour Totoro”

The Boy and The Beast

2015 Director: Mamoru Hosoda Words – Joe H. The fourth Anime feature from award-winning director Mamoru Hosoda – who previously brought us the spectacular vision of the danger in our digitally connected world in Summer Wars, and the critically acclaimed The Girl Who Leapt… Continue Reading “The Boy and The Beast”

The Lego Batman Movie

2016 – USA Director: Chris McKay Starring: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Zach Galifianakis, Ralph Fiennes Words: Nathan Scatcherd OK, full disclosure: I f*cking love Batman. Ever since I could read, I’ve spent countless hours poring over the comics, watching the movies, playing… Continue Reading “The Lego Batman Movie”

Kubo and The Two Strings

2016 – USA Director: Travis Knight Starring: Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Rooney Mara, Ralph Fiennes Words: N. Scatcherd From Laika Entertainment – the stop-motion animation studio behind films such as Coraline and ParaNorman – comes the charming Kubo and the Two Strings.… Continue Reading “Kubo and The Two Strings”


Anomalisa – 2016 (UK) Starring: David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan Director: Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson Words: J. Wood Michael Stone is a middle aged man depressed with the emptiness of his life.  Arriving in Cincinnati to give a speech about Customer… Continue Reading “Anomalisa”