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 the games… my earliest memory is of five year old Nathan…

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. The film has rightly been drawing praise for its technical beauty…

The Grand Budapest Hotel

2014/ USA, Germany, UK Director: Wes Anderson Starring: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric Words: R. Topham “You see, there are still faint glimmers of civilisation left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity.” – M. Gustave, the voice of pessimists everywhere. Possibly Wes Anderson’s most aesthetically pleasing film to date, The Grand Budapest…