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A Look Back at December

So, we say goodbye to the final month of the year that was. Christmas has come and gone and the New Year brings us a certain amount of hope that this year might be better, as realistically, it couldn’t get much worse. It’s also the time of the year when wide-eyed dreamers declare their ‘New…

Major Film Reviews Christmas Playlist

December is here! Deck the halls and ring whatever bells you have to hand! I’ll be dedicating this month to reviewing festive favourites, but before I launch into the reviews for the month, I thought I’d share with you all my film recommendations for if you want to feel holly and/or jolly. I’ll be reviewing…

A Look Back at November

So we say goodbye to the penultimate month of this hellish year. The end is now in sight, and there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel. I’m just hoping that, given our luck, it isn’t an oncoming train. With the pandemic still looming large over our everyday lives, the UK was…

A Look Back at September

This year seems to be flying by and yet also seeming to last forever, it’s incredible. Almost like the Batman v Superman of years, it seems twice as long as all regular years, and yet it still glosses over a lot of the content. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed that tortured analogy, as it’s the…

Evolution of Animation: Part Three – Emergence of Features

Contrary to popular belief, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is not the first feature-length animated film. That honour goes to an Argentinian film from 1917 called El Apostol (The Apostle). In fact, Argentina is somewhat of a ‘ground zero’ for feature-length animation, as the first four such films were produced in the country. Sadly,…

A Look Back at August

Business really started to pick up this month in terms of new films released, and in terms of posts on my site. I finished my Top 10 retrospective on animated films, which turned out to be well worth the work, judging by reactions; and I even covered a few more Disney offerings at home, while…

My Top 10 Animated Films

It occurred to me the other day that, for all my posturing, and championing of animation, I hadn’t really revealed my litmus test of what I consider to be ‘great’ animation; I also noticed how popular my listed entries seem to be on my sight, so I thought that while I was in the midst of…

Evolution of Animation: Part Two – Rise of Disney

So, when we left off last time, the studios had risen up to take charge of animation, and one man, in particular, had just had his most popular character ripped away from him by his studio, and that man would go on, to say the least, to achieve much success regardless. Walter Elias Disney was…

Top 10 Robin Williams Performances

It’s hard to believe that it’s almost six years since the world lost Robin Williams, and it feels like we lost a little bit of joy with him. Many thousands of words have been written in the time since then eulogising someone who I consider to be one of the all-time greats. Not only a…

Was Arthur Fleck Really The Joker?

I think enough time has now passed since the release of Joker last year to properly delve into some talking points, now being a comfortable time to start giving away the kind of spoilers that would see me flogged in the street immediately post-release, but now people have had time to watch, there is now time…