Far From Home returns to the easy comedic tone that buoyed the last Spider-Man outing.
2019 has been a rough year for franchises. Men in Black: International doesn’t buck the trend.
Bad Times at the El Royale is the sort of film that’s not supposed to get made anymore: a straight-up genre flick boasting a sizeable budget and A-list stars.
The divisive reaction to Avengers: Infinity War is explained by how it differs from its MCU forebears. Beware: spoilers!
Thor Ragnarok is half Taika Waititi film – funny, digressive, unpredictable – and half Thor film – mired in tiresome Norse mythology and following the MCU formula note-for-note.
Is Wonder Woman the saviour of DC? Let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves.
Everyone’s got an opinion on the new Ghostbusters whether or not they’ve seen it. Does it suck? Does it rock? …Short answer: yes. To both.
The Huntsman: Winter’s War traffics pretty well exclusively in clichés. Oh, you can point to Frozen – Emily Blunt’s ice queen, the ‘power of love’ – or Lord of the Rings – there’s a golden circle emblazoned with Elvish runes that drives people to murder and dwarven comic relief (Nick Frost, Sheridan Smith, Rob Brydon)…
I really wanted to like this film. Alas, Ron Howard (usually ‘Mr Dependable’ in the director’s chair) has guided this big-budget seafaring adventure straight onto the reef. In the Heart of the Sea is ambitious but fails to develop its own identity, instead playing out like a highlight reel from better movies. The film is based on…
Avengers: Age of Ultron is, for better or worse, the culmination of Marvel Studios’ approach to commercial cinema. By this stage, their much-discussed directorial departures – Patty Jenkins from Thor: The Dark World, Edgar Wright from Ant-Man – and the homogeneity of their output make it clear that this is about as far from auteurist…