Pixar’s latest, Wall-E, is one of the best movies of the year. It is set in a future where humans have abandoned an Earth overrun with garbage.

Wall-E, a clean-up robot, has been working for 600 years, long after the repopulation attempt has been abandoned. That’s when he meets EVE, a “female” robot searching for signs of life.p> This is pure storytelling – inventive, smart and funny – from one of the few studios that understand the art. It’s also one of the best satires in years.

Grade: A

Wall-E is currently available.