Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)

I was properly taken aback from “Goodbye Christopher Robin”, which consistently defies expectations as to what you’d expect from a Hollywood biopic centred around a beloved franchise. This is not a cloying tribute to a popular children’s series, this is not a mildly interesting “story behind the story” of the family actually behind it. Instead,…

Your Name (2016)

A gorgeous, evocative film that really captures that vague sense of longing for something in a forgotten dream. Wondrous and dramatic, fun and romantic, the film rides out its effective and well-paced narrative enjoyably. Excellently animated, with effective grace notes for things like gendered body language. The film’s exploration of how distance interacts with love, how empathy…