Author Archives: H D Thompson

About H D Thompson

Film lover. Acerbic viewer of the world. actuallyharry.com @actuallyharry

WRECK-IT RALPH [PREVIEW]

The Walt Disney crew have been up and down the animation ladder for a few years now (the underrated Princess and the Frog, the ‘only ok’ Tangled and the ‘did anyone even bother?’ Winnie the Pooh) and their latest outing … Continue reading

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FRANKENWEENIE [PREVIEW]

Tim Burton returns to the short film he made in 1984, with feature length claymation fable, Frankenweenie. It’s family friendly Frankenstein, as a science genius boy resurrects his dog after it gets tragically killed. There is the fight between science … Continue reading

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SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED [REVIEW]

What if you felt a bit weird about yourself, like you were drifting on another plane to everyone else and there was no one to tether you down, would you jump at the chance to find that tether, or would … Continue reading

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LORE [REVIEW]

It was always going to be a hard slog for director Cate Shortland to make a film about Nazi guilt, but for me this film couldn’t have been more perfect. The holocaust was a bad thing, a very, very bad thing… but … Continue reading

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FROM UP ON POPPY HILL [REVIEW]

Miyazaki father and son work together to make the latest Studio Ghibli film, with Goro Miyazaki directing Hayao’s screenplay and it’s an interesting partnership considering the troubles the two had on Goro’s first feature, Tales From Earthsea. A teenage schoolgirl, … Continue reading

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YOUR SISTER’S SISTER [REVIEW]

The term romantic comedy sends such shivers through me (akin to gross-out words like secretion, swab or exercise) it’s easy to dismiss a film based almost entirely on this description – current theatrical competition for ‘romantic’ ‘comedy’ is Hope Springs, … Continue reading

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MOONRISE KINGDOM [REVIEW]

Let me make something clear from the start – I love adventure. In whatever form any sense of adventure is a winning ticket to my heart. I feel like Wes Anderson knows this and made this film for me, and … Continue reading

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