Reviews

Revisiting THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL (1992)

By Nick Maylor It’s long been my contention that Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas (1843) is the greatest story ever told. It has been adapted for the stage and screen countless times, often in musical form. Some carolers appear in the original novella and music has often…

Revisiting THE POLAR EXPRESS (2004)

By John H. Foote (****) I loved every second of this magical film. No humbug here folks, this was pure enchantment. Though The Polar Express has its detractors, humbugs among us, I thought director Robert Zemeckis, his computer artists, his sound and sound engineers, editors, cinematographers, musicians and songwriters, designers, and his wonderful actors captured…

Disney+ Review: THE MANDALORIAN Chapter 4 – “Sanctuary”

By Nick Maylor The fourth episode of the Disney+ original The Mandalorian (titled “Sanctuary”) is directed by Bryce Dallas Howard and continues the story of the titular Mandalorian after he has rescued the child AKA (but not actually) “Baby Yoda” and searches for a planet where the two can stay under the radar from the…

REVIEW: KNIVES OUT

By Craig Leask A throwback to the classic whodunit murder mysteries of yesteryear, director Rian Johnson’s Knives Out has successfully resurrected the genre – dead corpse, creepy mansion and a handful of suspects, all with plausible motives. With an approach reminiscent of an Agatha Christie-style murder mystery the basic premise of Knives Out surrounds the…