You could argue that Pixar got lucky with Toy Story 2. They managed to make a film as good as an iconic original without changing too much of what made the movie work so well. It would be easy to think … Continue reading Pixar Month: Toy Story 3 (2010) Review
Most animated sequels struggle to find the spark of the original. Most of the time the original story is so insular that it is difficult to justify a sequel and even more difficult to put a coherent, logical story in place. … Continue reading Pixar Month: Toy Story 2 (1999) Review
Some ideas are so simple and so perfect that you wonder why they haven’t been done before. What better way to appeal to kids than tell a story in which their toys magically come to life whenever they are out of … Continue reading Pixar Month: Toy Story (1995) Review
There are times when the word “solid” is the most appropriate to describe a film. The Post fits this description perfectly. It has a great cast, a decent and in some cases “worthy” story and a director that ties the events … Continue reading The Post (2017) Review
Views from the Sofa is 5 Years Old today! As has become tradition, we always use our birthday to look back at 2016 and give some awards based on the movies we have watched this year. These awards are for all the … Continue reading Views from the Sofa Awards 2017
It would have been very easy to make Sully a straight “true events” movie. A disaster movie without the disaster. A collection of very specific, real-life events, going through what happened blow-by-blow. There is an aspect of this in Sully, and … Continue reading Sully (2016) Review
During a recent trip to the cinema, a trailer for a film I have no real interest in started rolling. The usual dramatic phrases and ominous voice-over accompanied the panicked scenes and landmarks and my mind began to wander. That was … Continue reading Can an actor alone convince you to watch a movie?