Is Marvel’s Insistence on Being So Firmly On-The-Nose Rooted in a Distrust of Its Audience?

Is Marvel’s Insistence on Being So Firmly On-The-Nose Rooted in a Distrust of Its Audience?

In ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’, Marvel, writer Michael Waldron and director Sam Raimi, tell rather than show. Is this because they don’t trust us to understand film language? Essay by Callum McGuigan.

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) Review

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) Review

Sam Raimi takes the reins of ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’, a sentimental and flashy Marvel movie filled with fan service. Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen star. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.

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Doctor Strange (2016) Review

Doctor Strange (2016) Review

Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Dr Stephen Strange in Scott Derrickson’s Marvel Cinematic Universe offering ‘Doctor Strange’ (2016), an eye-popping MCU entry. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.

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94th Academy Awards – 2022 Oscars Winners

94th Academy Awards – 2022 Oscars Winners

‘CODA’ and director Jane Campion make history at the 94th Academy Awards, 2022 Oscars, but Will Smith grabs headlines, winning Best Actor but also assaulting a presenter. Full results and report by Joseph Wade.

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2021 Comic Book Movies Ranked

2021 Comic Book Movies Ranked

All 7 comic book movies, from ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ to ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ via ‘Black Widow’ and ‘Eternals’, ranked from worst to best. List by Joseph Wade.

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2022 Golden Globes – Film Nominees

2022 Golden Globes – Film Nominees

The nominees for the 79th annual Golden Globes have been announced by the new look Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). ‘Belfast’ and ‘The Power of the Dog’ lead the way. George Taylor reports.

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The Power of the Dog (2021) LFF Review

The Power of the Dog (2021) LFF Review

Benedict Cumberbatch leads an ensemble cast in 2021 Jane Campion western ‘The Power of the Dog’, an unyielding exploration of masculinity against the backdrop of the old west. Leoni Horton reviews.

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‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ at 10 – Review

‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ at 10 – Review

10 years on from its 2011 release, Tomas Alfredson’s film adaptation of John le Carré’s “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” feels more relevant and connective today than ever. Sam Sewell-Peterson reviews.

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The Mauritanian (2021) Review – GFF

The Mauritanian (2021) Review – GFF

Tahar Rahim steals the show in the star-studded court drama ‘The Mauritanian’, about a man incarcerated in Guantanamo Bay following the 9/11 attacks. Jack Cameron reviews.

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1917 (2019) Review

1917 (2019) Review

It’s rare to see a film about World War I, but Sam Mendes’ ‘1917’, photographed by Roger Deakins, becomes a pretty fine example of the sub-genre according to Sam Sewell-Peterson.

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