Top Gun: Maverick Is in Love With Companionship, Familiarity

Top Gun: Maverick Is in Love With Companionship, Familiarity

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ is the biggest hit of 2022 because it’s more than an action movie, it’s a romance flick dedicated to all the things we love, and love, and love again. Essay by Callum McGuigan.

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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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