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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With Christmas wrapping up and the New Year hangovers finally fading away, it’s time to get down to business. 2018 is all set to be another cracking year for cinema – including a welcome rest from Disney live-action remakes – and here are 18 picks to get you excited!
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As the year reaches its close, it is time to celebrate with the annual rankings. Without further ado, here are The Film Blog’s ten best of 2017 – let us know if you agree in the comments!
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Three films in and nostalgia just won’t cut it anymore for third wave StarWars. If The Force Awakens marked a celebration of the past, Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi harks a new era of unpredictability and exploration in a galaxy far far away. Not all is successful here but for the most part the film is one of derring do and increasingly spectacular set pieces.
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As the year reaches its close, it is time for the annual rankings. In a year full of acting masterclasses, here are the best film performances of 2017 – let us know if you agree in the comments!
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