The Loneliest Robot | WALL-E at 10

Released in 2008, Pixar’s ninth feature remains one of the studio’s most ambitious productions and one of its most critically acclaimed. WALL-E is about a lonely robot living 700 years in the future and his pursuit of love across the…

Just Keep Swimming | Finding Nemo at 15

How did a story featuring computer animated fish become one of the highest grossing films of 2003? Imagination and a great story helped Finding Nemo to the top of the box office. For me, it is also one of the best films of the 2000s. At its…

What a Feeling | Flashdance at 35

Released 35 years ago, Flashdance is a film that prioritises style over substance. Yet, it also had a huge influence on pop culture in the 1980s and beyond. Why has Flashdance endured? By day, 18-year-old Alex (Jennifer Beals) is a welder…

Bad Science | The Core at 15

In the 15 years since its debut, The Core has become an exemplar of bad science onscreen. There are countless posts online which analyse the many ways that this film plays fast and loose with the laws of physics. However, science fiction…

Survival of the Cruellest | Doomsday at 10

Doomsday was the third feature written and directed by Neil Marshall who had previously made Dog Soldiers and The Descent, two of the more interesting horror films of the 2000s. It’s an ambitious action thriller that blends familiar…