Tuesday, 28 April 2009


Based on Neil Gaiman's book of the same name, this treat of a movie centres around a little girl called Coraline. Lonely and unimpressed with her new home, not to mention her non-communicative parents, she is lead into another world behind a disused door where all the wrongs of her current situation are made right. Or so we think...

It's an intelligent, understated handling of the story by director Henry Selick which brings to mind Maurice Sendak's Where The Wild Things Are and the more recent Pan's Labyrinth. As ever, Coraline conquers the challenges set before her but not before many a scary encounter. The fact that this film is in brilliant 3D only adds to its beautiful dreamlike vibrancy. Terrific.

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