Sitting in the pub with my partner after having just seen Wonder Woman, we got down to the tricky job of dissecting the latest DC offering in a balanced way, … Continue reading Wonder Woman: a review
James Mangold is a compelling director; in that a lot of his work has real emotional depth and nuance, and often benefits from repeat viewing. And he’s kind of underappreciated. … Continue reading Logan: sad, beautiful and final
Take Captain America and add a dash of Superman and thread Harlem throughout his core and what do you get? Luke Cage. A badass bulletproof hero in a hoodie. Originally … Continue reading Luke Cage: season one review
Let’s make something perfectly clear – or at least less muddy. This film is not an Avengers movie, it’s a Captain America one.
Zap! Crash! Whack! That’s how the old Batman TV show went. And, in 2016, you could say nothing much has changed. At least near the end of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice…
Once there was a guy called Dave who was proper dangerous. Approaching life’s problems he often came a cropper in a major rush. Living each moment depraved, then one day … Continue reading Dangerous Dave
It’s taken a while but Ryan Reynolds has finally been allowed to do what he wants on screen. More or less. And Deadpool is pretty much the perfect character for him. He IS Ryan Reynolds.
In the last fifteen or twenty years, which actor do you go to for deranged and unhinged? Nic Cage? Jack Nicholson maybe? Actors who were wild in their youth tend … Continue reading Birdman: Keaton’s sad sack soars and swoops
We’re living in a time of caped crusaders, masked vigilantes, mutants with god complexes… anyway, you get the idea. Plucking a time period of the last ten years out the … Continue reading Top 10 superhero films of the last decade
I recently saw a film that had been on my watch list for a while, Chronicle. A new twist on the increasingly crowded superhero genre. When writer Max Landis (son … Continue reading Chronicle – the ‘found footage’ superhero film