Features

What's The Deal With 'New Mutants'?

What's The Deal With 'New Mutants'?

A trailer for the X-Men spin-off 'New Mutants' debuted in late 2017, so where is it? Jacob Davis takes a look at a film long-gestating under the Fox banner ahead of Disney's purchase of the company in 2019.[...]
Fourigin: A Series of Fantastic Flops

Fourigin: A Series of Fantastic Flops

The rights to the Fantastic Four have reverted to Marvel, but what are the lessons they can learn from the other three attempted franchise starters? Jacob Davis takes a look at the "series of fantastic flops" here.[...]
Top 10 Brie Larson Performances

Top 10 Brie Larson Performances

Beth Sawdon takes a look at the filmography of Brie Larson and her journey to becoming the most famous female in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.[...]
MCU: 10 Ideas for the Next 10 Years

MCU: 10 Ideas for the Next 10 Years

We're entering a phase of uncertainty with the Marvel Cinematic Universe following Endgame and the launch of Disney Plus. Jacob Davis presents his 10 ideas for the next 10 years at Marvel Studios.[...]
Katie Doyle's 'Movies I Had a Religious/Spiritual Experience With' Part 4: Becket/A Man For All Seasons

Katie Doyle's 'Movies I Had a Religious/Spiritual Experience With' Part 4: Becket/A Man For All Seasons

In Part 4 of her series 'Movies I Had a Religious/Spiritual Experience With', Katie Doyle uncovers what it means to be an English Catholic through 'Becket' (1964) and 'A Man for All Seasons' (1966).[...]
Laika Animation: Meditations on Alienation and Death... for Kids!

Laika Animation: Meditations on Alienation and Death... for Kids!

Laika, the stop-motion animation house behind 'Kubo and the Two Strings' and 'Missing Link', have been tackling soft subjects in child friendly ways for a decade. Sam Sewell-Peterson takes a look at how they made death and alienation not only digestible but also relatable.[...]
A Clockwork Orange In Retrospect - Its Themes, Its Reception and Kubrick's Directorial Masterclass

A Clockwork Orange In Retrospect - Its Themes, Its Reception and Kubrick's Directorial Masterclass

'A Clockwork Orange', the controversial 1971 release from directorial master Stanley Kubrick, has been analysed by Lucas Hill-Paul regarding its themes, reception and delivery in this exclusive retrospective.[...]
Top 10 Video Game Movie Adaptations

Top 10 Video Game Movie Adaptations

The history of video-game-to-movie adaptations has been far from kind to us, but Craig Sheldon has done his best to compile a list of the 10 best thus far.[...]
From Final Girls to Kickass Women - What Modern Female Protagonists Have in Common with Ellen Ripley

From Final Girls to Kickass Women - What Modern Female Protagonists Have in Common with Ellen Ripley

"Ellen Ripley stands as one of the first pages torn out of a sexist and archaic rulebook." From Final Girls to Kickass Women - What Modern Female Protagonists Have in Common with Ellen Ripley.[...]
The Fine Art of Black Comedy or Why It’s OK to Laugh When We Shouldn’t

The Fine Art of Black Comedy or Why It’s OK to Laugh When We Shouldn’t

Using three examples by filmmakers from three different continents, Sam Sewell-Peterson analyses the cathartic nature of Black Comedy in this special feature.[...]



The Legacy of 'Tomb Raider' and Its Impact On Video Game Cinema

The Legacy of 'Tomb Raider' and Its Impact On Video Game Cinema

21st century Hollywood's biggest attempt at a video-game-to-movie franchise, Tomb Raider, has left an enduring legacy. Craig Sheldon explores in this special feature.[...]
The Muppets Movies Ranked

The Muppets Movies Ranked

All 8 'The Muppets' movies released theatrically have been ranked from worst to best by our Muppets aficionado Katie Doyle.[...]
Danny Boyle Films Ranked

Danny Boyle Films Ranked

Celebrating 25 years as a director in 2019, Danny Boyle has made classics and award winners. We've ranked each of his 12 feature releases, here.[...]
Designing Nightmares: H.R. Giger and 'Alien'

Designing Nightmares: H.R. Giger and 'Alien'

When you think of 'Alien', you think of Ridley Scott and the Xenomorph, but the man behind the disturbing visuals is H.R. Giger, the artist profiled by Kieran Judge in this article.[...]
The Success and Significance of The Wandering Earth

The Success and Significance of The Wandering Earth

'The Wandering Earth' has broken all sorts of records in China and at the worldwide box office. Joseph Wade tackles the significance of this success and why it is successful in this special feature.[...]
10 Potential Space Jam 2 Co-Stars for LeBron James

10 Potential Space Jam 2 Co-Stars for LeBron James

Who could star opposite LeBron James in 'Space Jam 2'? Jacob Davis picks 10 potentially perfect choices from the NBA and NCAA in this top 10 list.[...]
From Captive Maiden to Captain Marvel - The Rise of the Female Action Hero

From Captive Maiden to Captain Marvel - The Rise of the Female Action Hero

Captain Marvel is Marvel Studios' first female superhero movie lead, but it has been a long time coming. Craig Sheldon chronicles the development of female action heroes in Hollywood film.[...]
Green Book's Win Says More About the Academy Than Society

Green Book's Win Says More About the Academy Than Society

"A Green Book Oscars win is the cinematic equivalent of burying one’s head in the sand" writes Jacob Davis of its Oscars 2019 Best Picture win in this special opinion piece.[...]
2019 Oscars Best Picture Nominees Ranked

2019 Oscars Best Picture Nominees Ranked

All 8 of the 2019 Oscars Best Picture nominees, from A Star Is Born to Vice, BlackKklansman to Black Panther, RANKED (from worst to best) by Joseph Wade.[...]
The Animation Race 2019

The Animation Race 2019

The five nominees for the 2019 Oscar for Animated Feature are summarised and analysed by Rebecca Seghini in this, the Animation Race 2019.[...]