Category: children’s

REVIEW: The BFG (2016)

An orphaned girl named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) is kidnapped by a mysterious giant (Mark Rylance) and transported to 'giant country', where he plans to keep her captive to prevent the human world from learning of his existence. When Sophie sees the giant getting bullied by his larger and more destructive neighbours, she tries to help ...

“Filigree, apogee, pedigree, perigee!” | Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)

It is the year 1940. An apprentice witch-in-training attempts to master a spell that will enable her to animate soldiers’ uniforms and send an unstoppable magical army into Nazi Germany. Her quest to discover the correct words for the spell take her from rural England to London and back, with a side-trip to an animated ...

“A fuzzy blue Charles Dickens” | The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

In 1843 Christmas in England was undergoing a process of change and re-evaluation. Its core purpose as a Christian festival remained central, however it was rapidly developing a broader significance as a commercial and family-oriented holiday. The tradition of placing a Christmas tree had only just gained popularity in Great Britain, following its well-reported use ...