Science fiction and fantasy films

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Hear me out: why The Happening isn't a bad movie
The latest in our series of writers defending hated films is a plea to reconsider M Night Shyamalan’s human v nature thriller

Beatrice Loayza

05, Mar, 2021 @2:18 PM

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Racist trolls may think they own Star Wars, but the saga's diversity issues are not cut and dried
The social media harassment of Kelly Marie Tran was abominable, but it’s not fair to say that racism is baked into the epic franchise’s core

Ben Child

05, Mar, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Chaos Walking review – cursed YA adaptation stumbles into view
Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley are lost in a sea of dystopian cliches in a delayed and misjudged adventure about a future where men’s thoughts are visible

Benjamin Lee

04, Mar, 2021 @8:04 PM

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Lost in the multiverse: will Spider-Man ever find his way home?
The bizarre events in WandaVision are fuelling speculation that Tom Holland’s Spidey will be a long way from New York in his next big-screen outing

Ben Child

26, Feb, 2021 @4:25 PM

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Pandemic epics or great escapes? What classic movies might tell us about post-Covid Hollywood
Should we expect hordes of allegorical aliens and zombies – or a soothing succession of romcoms and musicals? Cinema history offers some clues

Rachael Swindale

24, Feb, 2021 @9:18 AM

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Hear me out: why S1m0ne isn't a bad movie
Continuing our series of writers defending unloved films is a reappraisal of Andrew Niccol’s flop satire starring Al Pacino as a director who creates a virtual actor

Kathryn Bromwich

22, Feb, 2021 @7:27 AM

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Holy grail or poisoned chalice: why does Hollywood always mess up King Arthur?
Zack Snyder looks set to pull the sword from the franchise stone – but will it be another Hollywood fart in the Arthurian mythos’s general direction?

Ben Child

19, Feb, 2021 @1:21 PM

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Hear me out: why Sucker Punch isn't a bad movie
The latest in our series of writers defending hated films is a call to reappraise Zack Snyder’s stylish and bombastic female-fronted action thriller

Roxana Hadadi

19, Feb, 2021 @7:37 AM

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Archenemy review – wacky fight for justice in parallel universes
Joe Manganiello plays Max Fist, a super powerful fighter for good from another world, in a colourful sci-fi-adjacent film

Leslie Felperin

17, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Hear me out: why Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull isn't a bad movie
The latest in our series of writers defending maligned films is a reappraisal for the fun fourth Indiana Jones adventure

Luke Walpole

16, Feb, 2021 @7:14 AM

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Hear me out: why Return to Oz isn't a bad movie
The latest in our series of writers going to the bat for loathed films is a defence of a dark and daring sequel to a fantasy classic

Rick Burin

12, Feb, 2021 @7:17 AM

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Is the new Wizard of Oz reboot doomed to fail like all the others?
Numerous film-makers have attempted to recapture the magic of the 1939 musical starring Judy Garland – can Watchmen director Nicole Kassell pull it off?

Ben Child

11, Feb, 2021 @5:43 PM

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