Downsizing is a small film that should have dreamed bigger and been daring enough to really embrace its refreshingly original concept. Instead it goes from a conceptually captivating film to a fairly generic drama/quasi-comedy whose plot plods along, quickly forgetting the central premise that excited the audience. Certainly a pleasant watch, but a missed opportunity.
It might seem like a daring move to make a ‘children’s’ film about death – but yet again Pixar prove they can make a film about anything and still make it wonderful. With an original, sweet story, gorgeous visuals, wonderful music and genuine Mexican representation, Coco is a beautiful, magical film that can’t fail to delight audiences worldwide. An absolute masterpiece! Bring some tissues and get ready for one of your new favourites.
McDonagh solidifies his talent with his third consecutive great film, this one being his best yet. With an incredible script and a perfect cast, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is an instant classic, able to challenge an audience and make them laugh the whole time.
A promising debut with a top-notch script, intriguing plot and excellent performances from the leads, Molly’s Game is a winning hand.
Good dance choreography and occasional enjoyable music, can’t save a film drowning in irritating noise from The Bellas, an incoherent central story consistently distracted by side-plots, ditzy and annoying characters talking nonsense over each other and unfunny, crass and embarrassing attempts at comedy that fall flat on their face, with most of them coming from one character in particular… Pitch Perfect 3 is so far from ‘perfect’, I can only hope that a fourth will never come to pass.