FILM REVIEW: The Secret Life of Pets

The Secret Life of Pets (Yarrow Cheney & Chris Renaud, 2016)

Stepping away from the amusing but not exactly articulate Minions, Illumination Entertainment is back with some quality animation in The Secret Life of Pets. Chris Renaud, who has previously co-directed the Despicable Me films, teams up with Yarrow Cheney (in his feature debut) as co-directors. Set in the most beautiful version of Manhattan you’re likely to see, we bear witness to a day in the life of the pets in an apartment building. Front and centre is Max (voiced by Louis C.K.), a Jack Russell who desperately waits for his owner Katie (Ellie Kemper) to return each day from work. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Secret Life of Pets

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FILM REVIEW: Indignation

Indignation (James Schamus, 2016)

Indignation, based on the 2008 novel by Philip Roth, begins with Marcus Messner’s philosophical musings on death. He considers how every choice we make ultimately leads up to our final moment of life. If you’re hooked on that, Indignation should prove a treat. But if you’re not keen on long patches of dialogue, it may not be your cup of tea. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Indignation

Short ‘n’ Sweet Reviews: Sausage Party, The Shallows & Tickled

Short ‘n’ Sweet Reviews

This week’s short ‘n’ sweet looks at three films which are all very entertaining but in completely different ways. So take your pick: vulgar, scary, or WTF?  Continue reading Short ‘n’ Sweet Reviews: Sausage Party, The Shallows & Tickled