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Animation

Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko

There’s a secret that fans of anime have known for a long time: it’s not just for kids. While anime is a medium that often celebrates the weird and fantastical, it’s long
August 5, 2022

Robin Robin

Doctor Who, Carols from Kings, the Queen’s Speech, falling asleep, replete, in front of the Bond movie. There are some things that are absolutely essential to Christmas-day viewing.  Since the world was
October 29, 2021

All-New Monsters Inc

Disney Gets It Pitch Perfect With An All-New Monsters Inc. TV series. From the jazzy opening credits, to the feel-good vibe, from all of our favourite characters, to new-ones we’re destined to
June 29, 2021

Farmageddon

Shaun the Sheep, like Wallace & Gromit, exists in a rose-tinted neverwhere, free from iPads, iPhones and—one suspects—indoor toilets and central heating. It’s a world where kids still wear short trousers and
January 15, 2020

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

The Lego Movie managed that rare feat of being funny enough to keep the kids entertained and subversive enough to make the adults chuckle. Any sequel was always going to have its
June 1, 2019

The Secret Life of Pets 2

The problem with any sequel is that it’s rarely as good as the film that it’s trying to ape. Film-makers have to decide from the get-go, whether they want to give audiences
May 25, 2019

Mary And The Witch’s Flower

Published in 1971, The Little Broomstick was memorable both for its feisty heroine and beautiful storytelling.  While sweeping up leaves with a small broom, Mary accidentally smears the broom in the juice
September 5, 2018

The Death Of Superman

If superhero movies were sandwiches then you’d probably take them back to the shop. Not very adventurous, with a thin daub of plot-jam, sold as a luxury product in an artisan SFX
August 6, 2018
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