CLAUDE Barras's stop-motion animated fable is a deeply moving and life-affirming addition to the pantheon of fantastically fruitful films that includes The Grapes Of Wrath, The Scent Of Green Papaya and Wild Strawberries.
THE third and fourth voyages of the Pirates Of The Caribbean saga, At World's End and On Stranger Tides, sprung leaks in their ramshackle screenplays and capsized under the weight of feverish expectation.
A PLANET of apes goes to war in writer-director Aaron Woodley's otherworldly computer-animated fable, which is second-hand in almost every respect including a flimsy plot that awkwardly melds The Lion King and Zootropolis with Ratchet And Clank.
THE mention of 'Moviedrome' is guaranteed to elicit pangs of nostalgia in film fans of a certain vintage who fondly remember the BBC's long-running late night cult movie series curated by Alex Cox and Mark Cousins.
IF YOU'VE ever wondered what semi-mythical hero King Arthur would be like as a hulking mixed-martial-arts-trained 'geezer' with mystical powers – and, let's face it, who hasn't? – director Guy Ritchie's new superhero-styled film has the answer.
SPANISH writer-director Nacho Vigalondo plays with madness in his brilliantly bonkers homage to Godzilla, which projects the monster-mashing mayhem through the lens of an offbeat indie romantic comedy.