Movie Reviews tagged Comedy, Drama and Family

  • Inside Out 2 Review

    While Inside Out set the bar impossibly high, this is among the most wonderful and warranted sequels that Pixar has ever made.

    While Inside Out set the bar impossibly high, this is among the most wonderful and warranted sequels that Pixar has ever made.
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  • A Street Cat Named Bob Review

    Given the heartwarming edge to this real life story, Spottiswoode is tasked with walking the thin line between profundity and mawkishness, and he veers too regularly into the latter.

    Given the heartwarming edge to this real life story, Spottiswoode is tasked with walking the thin line between profundity and mawkishness, and he veers too regularly into the latter.
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  • Cocoon - Review

    For the USA, Ron Howard is a national treasure. For the rest of the world, he’s an absolute crowd-pleaser: films like Splash have marked him out as a master of light entertainment, while Apollo 13 had the awards klaxon calling. This success has been thanks in no small part to his level of filmmaking craft, and a sensibility for creating images that linger in pop culture. Like his contemporary Robert Zemeckis, he can take a familiar subject and breathe fresh perspective into it. In Cocoon, the question of old age is given a supernatural spin – but the 1985 film film simply lacks the storytelling chops to lift it to the classic heights it needs.

    For the USA, Ron Howard is a national treasure. For the rest of the world, he’s an absolute crowd-pleaser: films like Splash have marked him out as a master of light entertainment, while Apollo 13 had the awards klaxon calling. This success has been thanks in no small part to his level of filmmaking craft, and a sensibility for creating images that linger in pop culture. Like his contemporary Robert Zemeckis, he can take a familiar subject and breathe fresh perspective into it. In Cocoon, the question of old age is given a supernatural spin – but the 1985 film film simply lacks the storytelling chops to lift it to the classic heights it needs.
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