Christopher Robin
First screened in August 2018
Director: Marc Forster. Cast: Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael, Mark Gatiss, Oliver Ford Davies, Paul Chahidi, Adrian Scarborough, Amanda Lawrence, Ken Nwosu, John Dagleish, Ronke Adekoluejo, Orton O'Brien, voices of Jim Cummings, Brad Garrett, Nick Mohammed, Toby Jones, Peter Capaldi, Sophie Okonedo, Sara Sheen. Screenplay: Alex Ross Perry, Tom McCarthy, and Alison Schroeder (based on a screen story by Greg Brooker and Mark Steven Johnson and on characters created by A.A. Milne and Ernest Shepherd).

Twitter Capsule: Sober, even downcast angle on the theme of adults forsaking simple joys—an interesting, non-commercial choice.

VOR:   Plenty of old tropes and bromides, but the emotional timbre is unexpected and impressive. Strong animal designs, effects, and aphoristic dialogue.

Photo © 2018 Walt Disney Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Visual Effects: Chris Lawrence, Mike Eames, Theo Jones, and Chris Corbould

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