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After the dazzling heights of Soul, Pixar's next film was always going to have a tough time matching the inventiveness of Pete Docter's extraordinary film. Although Enrico Casarosa's directorial debut mainly plays it safe with an overly familiar narrative containing recognisable story beats it still has plenty of heart, irresistible charm and an important message that travels further than simply 'be yourself'.
Comparisons will no doubt be made to the Finding Nemo films and Call Me By Your Name due…
I've taken some time to fully digest what I witnessed over three hours ago. As a whole, In the Earth is another solid addition into Ben Wheatley's impressive ever-growing filmography, returning back to the rural horror seen in Kill List and A Field in England, but I'm still debating whether it’s more than that.
As a piece of horror, In the Earth is fairly nuts and bolts with the premise of two scientists foray into British woodlands to track down…
This is another exceptional animation helmed by Pete Docter. At this point, I feel like Docter’s work is similar to Charlie Kaufman’s in terms of examining the human condition. If Monsters Inc is about fear, Up is about old age and bereavement, and Inside Out is about emotions and growing up, then Soul is about life itself and how we define it.
At times, the animation is breathtaking and its usage of shape and colour makes some sequences unlike anything…
I did not expect this to be as hard hitting and traumatic as it was. I’m typing this 20mins after finishing it and I’m still crying in short bursts.
Anthony Hopkins’ performance is simply extraordinary. So charismatic, charming, cruel, and tender, I know he won’t win the Oscar but he completely deserves it. Olivia Colman is equally brilliant, so reassuring yet unsure at the same time. As a film it’s just exceptionally crafted as it depicts the perspective of Anthony…