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First reactions to ‘Onward’: Emotional and sweet, but missing some Pixar magic

First reactions to 'Onward': Emotional and sweet, but missing some Pixar magic

The first reactions to Onward are out, and while most agree that Pixar’s latest film is good fun, not everyone is enchanted.

Set in a magical world populated by fantasy creatures, Onward follows two elf brothers voiced by Marvel co-stars Tom Holland and Chris Pratt. After an attempt to resurrect their dead father for a day only summons his legs, the pair go on a quest to bring back his top half before time runs out.

The story has all the makings of the kind of heartstring-tugging fare Pixar has gained a reputation for, alongside some wacky, magical hijinks. Many who attended early screenings found Onward sweet and entertaining, with emotional moments that hit particularly hard for people who have lost a parent. Read more…

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This is what critics are saying about the ‘Suspiria’ remake

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Luca Guadagnino has come a long way from Call Me By Your Name. His newest project, a remake of 1977’s witch-horror movie Suspiria, recently premiered at the Venice Film Festival to…somewhat mixed reviews. 

Reviewers say that while the movie is stylish and Guadagnino’s directorial eye is strong, the thematic additions he layered onto the original’s more straightforward horror plot worked for some people and turned others off. 

Here’s what other reviewers had to say about Suspiria.

It’s not scary, but the spooky tone is well done

Owen Gleiberman, Variety: Read more…

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