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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Terrence Malick Films Ranked

Terrence Malick Films Ranked

All ten Terrence Malick directed films ranked (from worst to best) in terms of quality, creative vision, artistic merit and authorial importance, from ‘Badlands’ to ‘A Hidden Life’ via ‘The Tree of Life’. Article by Joseph Wade.

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Rachel McAdams: The Time-Traveller’s Wife

Rachel McAdams: The Time-Traveller’s Wife

“I have a question for you Rachel McAdams: where is your agency? And, why do you have such a thing for time-travellers?” – Annice White on Rachel McAdams: the time traveller’s wife.

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5 Great Comedies from the Past 5 Years That You Should Watch To Keep You Going

5 Great Comedies from the Past 5 Years That You Should Watch To Keep You Going

We all need a laugh, so here are five films from the past five years that are guaranteed to give you one (according to Joseph Wade, anyway).

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Spotlight (2016) Review

Spotlight (2016) Review

The Oscar nominated ‘Spotlight’ (2016), based on a Pulitzer Prize winning article on child molestation in the Catholic Church, has been reviewed by Joseph Wade here.

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Midnight In Paris (2011) Flash Review

Midnight In Paris (2011) Flash Review

Read about where Woody Allen’s most financially successful film of all time, “Midnight In Paris”, ranked on our 24 point scale courtesy of Joseph Wade’s review available here.

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