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Soul

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 5 stars As 2021 dawns, it marks just over 25 years since Pixar’s first animated feature – Toy Story (1995). It’s been a rollercoaster since then, as the studio have outdone themselves over and over, the quality of their films growing alongside the fidelity of computer animation. You could argue […]

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EIFF 2018: Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2 begins in such a way as to make the fourteen year wait for it redundant: the movie kicks off exactly where The Incredibles (2004) finished. Having bested Syndrome and begun to acclimate to their lives as citizens with powers, the Parr family think all is well, until the Underminer burrows up from the […]

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Coco

This holiday season I went with my very Mexican family and my very American partner, Tyler, on a trip to the state of Michoacán in central Mexico. Tyler, who had never been to this part of Mexico, was thoroughly enamoured by the familial atmosphere, the smells, flavours, colours, and of course, the enchanting music. Our […]

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Finding Dory

In the sequels department, the animation powerhouse that is Pixar tends to have mixed results. Certainly the Toy Story franchise has gone from strength to strength but aside from these films, the other sequels like Monsters University and Cars 2 (especially Cars 2) represent low points in the studio’s history. The sequels often lack the […]

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The Good Dinosaur

A truly heart-warming coming of age tale, The Good Dinosaur hit the silver screen this week, and like its Pixar predecessors it did not fail to live up to expectations. After the meteors that wiped out the dinosaurs just sail past the Earth in the opening scene, dinosaurs are left to live with evolving humans. A meek […]