We were first introduced to super spy Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) in the first Mission Impossible in 1996 (directed by Brian de Palma), and it represented a bit of a … Continue reading Mission Impossible Fallout: the best one yet?
Over the seasons, The Walking Dead has gotten more and more grim. Literally, nothing good ever happens. The characters go through hell and then some, then dust off and go … Continue reading Sexiest characters in the Walking Dead
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