Hush (2016) ★★★★☆

Lesson: Keep your phone on you at all times.  Directed by Mike Flanagan, Hush centrals around a deaf author named Maddie (Kate Siegel), who is left alone at her home, in the middle of the forest. As Maddie begins to settle in for the evening, a masked man appears on her porch. Aware of her impairment, the man takes advantage…

Drive (2011) ★★★★★

An Arthouse thriller like no other.  Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, Driver (Ryan Gosling) is a Los Angeles mechanic/stuntman by day, and a crime getaway driver by night. He is a man of very few words, and isn’t one for displaying emotion. All is running smoothly until the Driver meets his neighbours, Irene, whose husband is in…

Zootopia (2016) ★★★★★

Zootopia is to 2016 what Inside Out was to 2015.  Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) dreams of becoming the first ever bunny police officer. Having graduated at the top of her class at the police academy, she is sent to Zootopia, where her Chief, Bogo (Idris Elba), and fellow officers cannot take her seriously. There are 14 missing…

The Jungle Book (2016) ★☆☆☆☆

Who wanted a remake of The Jungle Book?…Nobody.  Mowgli (Neel Sethi), the ‘man cub’, is raised by Raksha and Akela and the rest of the wolf pack in the jungle. Bagheera (Ben Kingsley), guides Mowgli to get to grips with the jungle, but soon finds himself on the run from predators; other animals. Shere Khan (Idris Elba), smells the man cub from a…

The Peanuts Movie (2015) ★★★★☆

Hollywood did this one right, Charles Schultz would be pleased. He’s back, and this time, attempting to get through the school year. Charlie Brown (Noah Schnapp) finds a new crush, and takes part in a talent show with the help of his friends and his beloved dog, Snoopy. How lovely that a whole new generation are…

Top Ten: Dreamworks Animation films

I am a huge fan of Dreamworks – in fact, I have been as of a very young age. I have been meaning to write this list for a long time now, but was awaiting the release of Home, which sadly turned out to be Dreamwork’s rotten apple of the bunch, therefore not making my list. In…