Ben is Back is a microcosm of drug addiction hollowing out America’s white population. It’s the result of The Mule schlepping kilos of powder undetected across the country while police focus on the ‘optics’ of arrest numbers. These movies are about the lies we tell ourselves and the lies we tell society. That everything is okay, that we can handle it and that status and appearance is more valuable than community and honesty.
** Note: minor plot spoilers below. We’re back in this magical realm spin-off with no muggle in sight. Let’s start with the good… Eddie Redmayne . . .
If you’re looking for a subtle, nuanced animation adventure to take the kids to these school holidays then Smallfoot definitely isn’t it! This film is big, bold . . .