A Wondrous Woman: Shattering Expectations

This morning I woke to news that DC's blockbuster hit Wonder Woman was closing in on $800m in global takings. While it seems like every other blockbuster film these days does that kind of business…

Flying Solo: The Creative Differential

Hollywood lurched to the announcement this week that hot-property directing duo Chris Miller and Phil Lord - responsible for huge crowd favourite films like 21 Jump Street and The Lego Movie - had parted ways…

Road To The Oscars – So, Who’s Gonna…

Each year, social media and online film communities spend an inordinate amount of time trying to predict the Oscars, from which film will take home Best Picture, to obscure categories like Best Documentary Short and…

Rogue Fiction: We’ve lost the ability to just…

One of the most unedifying phrases used by modern critics in their attempts to belittle cinematic blockbusters these days is "fan-fiction". Most recently used to describe JJ Abrams' The Force Awakens: "it was little more…

Standing Up For The Force Awakens – Apparently…

This week, film website Flickering Myth published an article by Anghus Houvouras entitled "Can We All Just Admit Star Wars: The Force Awakens Was Kinda Terrible?" and, reading it several times, can we all just…

Rogue One: Mission Abort?

This article is written as a sidebar to, and companion piece for, Max Covill's excellent treatise on the new Star Wars film, Rogue One, set to debut in cinemas this December. In his article, which…