BARRY NORMAN: FILM OF THE DAY
Toy Story ★★★★★
The Pixar movie that changed animation for ever – the first feature-length computer-animated film and still one of the best. In the playroom at young Andy’s home, the toys appear to be inanimate when people are around but they come gloriously to life once the humans have gone. Their leader is Woody (Tom Hanks), a cowboy doll, but his position is challenged with the arrival of Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), who refuses to believe he’s a toy and thinks he’s areal Space Ranger. Peril faces both when they fall into the hands of the bullyboy next door, who delights in abusing toys. Worse, they’re almost left behind when Andy’s family moves home. This is delightful stuff, funny and exciting for adults and children alike, with a host of well-drawn characters and memorable lines such as Buzz’s “to infinity and beyond”.
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John are summer lovin’ in a high school musical that never gets old – even if the stars are obviously way past their teens…
The Amazing Spider-Man ★★★
Moody high-school student Andrew Garfield has to deal with his newly acquired superpowers as well as love interest Emma Stone in this teen-friendly fantasy.
Senna director Asif Kapadia’s Oscar-winning documentary charts the rollercoaster career of mercurial singer Amy Winehouse. Whether you are a fan or not, it’s a brilliant portrait of a sublime talent.
The Treatment ★★★★
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A relentless cop is haunted by the disappearance of his younger brother in this gut-wrenching Belgian crime thriller.
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