Is the Marvel Cinematic Universe lost in space?
Marvel’s fourth phase is proving fickle, with a muted critical response to its latest film releases and its TV shows fluffing their creative lines. Can the comic-book heroes pull it back from the brink?
04, Nov, 2021 @2:01 PM
Springfield Elementary to St Trinian’s: the best fictional high schools
Presenting pop culture’s most prestigious seats of learning, from the Mean Girls’ hunting grounds to a certain academy of witchcraft and wizardry
09, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM
Heavenly bodies: how the bureaucrats of the afterlife took over TV
From Loki to The Good Place, the inner workings of the next world is a hot topic – yet its Taoist roots are positively ancient
08, Apr, 2021 @9:00 AM
Furred time's a charm? How Paddington can escape the curse of the threequel
With a third marmalade-packed outing on the cards, the onus is on Paddington to succeed where Neo, Batman and Shrek failed
19, Feb, 2021 @11:29 AM
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
16, Feb, 2021 @7:14 AM
Seeing double: why Hollywood keeps telling the same story twice
From two incarnations of Churchill to uncannily similar terrorist attacks on the White House, the film industry can’t resist repeating itself
05, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM
Netflix's staggering slate of new films escalates the streaming wars
With a star-studded promo video promising a new movie every week, Netflix has stated its intention: to blow Disney+ and its kind out of the water
13, Jan, 2021 @11:59 AM
Secret to succession: does it matter if a film franchise changes its star?
It tangled Spider-Man and dethroned The Crown – but keeps Bond alive. How will Fantastic Beasts cope without Johnny Depp?
12, Nov, 2020 @4:59 PM
I've never seen … Sleepless in Seattle
Nora Ephron’s world maybe narrowly middle class and privileged, but in this romcom classic she beautifully balances melancholy with fizzing optimism
21, May, 2020 @7:00 AM
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