The first Ant-Man was a welcome surprise – funny, inventive, and it had a lot of heart. What would the sequel offer, more of the same? Go bigger? Go smaller? … Continue reading Ant-Man and the Wasp: it’s quantum baby!
Sense 8 was a show that was cruelly cut down before its time. But, thanks to a fan campaign, came back to life for a finale recently, courtesy of Netflix. … Continue reading Sense8 finale: just what we needed
Lately, I’ve started to become dimly aware of something. A lot of TV shows I’m currently watching seem to have not only a decent gender balance in general, but also … Continue reading Top ass-kicking actresses on TV that I like lately
Recently I was listening to a podcast with Alicia Vikander, one where she talked about her role as the new Lara Croft and how the character has been rebooted as … Continue reading The rise of the action woman
I recently watched a film in which the plot revolved around, or at least touched on, the process of making a film. Which got me thinking about other films where … Continue reading Top 10 films about making films
So, Avengers: Infinity War from Marvel Studios. The biggest of epic battles to end all epic battles (although not quite, as there’ll be an Avengers 4 in 2019, but more … Continue reading Infinity War: the pathos of Thanos
‘Have you heard the news? Spielberg is directing Ready Player One!’ Thus went the geek cries across the interwebs – and I was one of them. For this was pleasing, … Continue reading Ready Player One: a young man’s game?
The ‘what if’ question is often a good way to start the process of creating a story for a writer. To come up with a meaty concept. In A Quiet … Continue reading A Quiet Place: a horror masterclass
A silly post now. I just want to celebrate my name. That, and I had a sneaking suspicion there were some cool film and TV characters called Michael. After all, … Continue reading Top five film and TV characters called Michael
Yes, there are loads of bona-fide classic Westerns out there, with the bulk being from the ’50s and ’60s. That said, there new ones being made all the time. It’s … Continue reading My five favourite modern Westerns