Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 1/18/18
In much the same way as Disney's Wreck It Ralph, Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle is a stronger film adaptation of videogames than many movies based directly on pre-existing games, and many who play videogames will likely find something to like here.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 5/08/17
It is partly the use of that song in the first Guardians movie that made me want to see the sequel, and whilst none of the tunes in Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 quite match the heights of Hooked On A Feeling the film definitely didn't disappoint.
La La Land 2/18/17
Movie posters for old Hollywood films dominate Mia's flat, costumes are very 'old' in style and the Lighthouse Cafe feels like it belongs in a 1930s musical.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 11/20/16
This film doesn't need to over-emphasise the Harry Potter connection: it's a great film in its own right and like the BBC's Class television series would benefit more from forgetting the world it is a part of and focus on providing us a great new franchise of movies.
Two & Two 10/08/16
Unsurprisingly the short film was nominated for a BAFTA in 2011 for 'Best Short Film, where disappointingly it lost to Pitch Black Heist (directed by John Maclean).
The film is mainly a one-hander with Sandra Bullock, who has a great amount of screen presence meaning that you forget that she's the only character in 90% of the film.
Toy Story 9/23/16
The film also boasts great character development for its lead characters with Buzz and Woody, who go on satisfying character journeys that fundamentally change the (toy) people they are.