Tempting that it is to make unfavourable comparisons between Enrique Gato’s latest feature and Pixar’s recent Coco, it’s worth noting that the former has been achieved on pittance of the latter’s budget ($6m to $200m) and, despite many weaknesses, you can’t fault the ambition.
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In another dimension, there is a phenomenal alternate version of Julius Onah’s The Cloverfield Paradox. It’s a parallel universe in which a paired down iteration of Oren Uziel’s script grants its gift of a cast one concept to run with and they take it into hyperspace. Unfortunately, time and space have fractured and that film has collided with a dozen others to produce a more unwieldy monster. Continue reading The Cloverfield Paradox | Review
Stone Age history comes with a pinch of salt and a whole lot of plasticine in the new film from Bristol-based animation wizards Aardman. Early Man doesn’t reach the heights of the studio’s previous offerings but boasts an abundance of warmth, humour and extraordinary design.
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