A bereaved couple’s new foster son’s dreams – and nightmares – can come true. Atypical jumpscare horror which morphs into something a little more touchy-feely. Not for all tastes, but well-directed by the talented Flanagan.
A live-action/mocap/CG version of the Disney animation based on the Kipling stories. And pretty good it is too, with a stunning central performance and plenty of visual wonderment if you don’t mind a little uncanny valley in your family-friendly entertainment.
Still defying all expectation, this evolution of the story is a far more direct affair, with a simple revenge plot driving the action forward. Superlative characters, beautifully shot; this series is an example to all how to handle a major franchise.
Somewhat confusing big screen adaptation that clearly suffers from trying to cram seven books into two hours of screen time. What’s here is decent enough, but when it shares more in common with The Last Action Hero, you wonder what all the fuss was about.
A prequel of sorts to JM Barrie’s Peter Pan. And not a very good one either. Some interesting production design, but that’s about it. A poor script, misjudged performances, and evidence of a post-production salvage attempt. A disappointment.
A dead pilot returns to allow his former partner to move on with her life. A patchy and sentimental piece (remaking 1943’s A Guy Named Joe), happier in its flying, comic and firefighting action sequences than with the emotional scenes; some pleasures to be had, tho.
A Polynesian clan-leader’s daughter escapes her island home to prevent a terrible prophecy. Supremely confident quest narrative; a focused and involving animation with huge attention to story, action, and character detail. Recommended.