The Kryptonite Factor
August 31st, 2015

Shots of a Superman outfit looking like a Starlight Express reject (no cape! Electric blue!) and Nicholas Cage sashaying around a London hotel room in a supersuit would break the internet if they surfaced today.

Classic Scene: 2001, A Space Odyssey
April 10th, 2012

There are a few directors working today who craft every scene, back-loading the plot, mood and the very DNA of the movie into every frame. But Terrence Malick, Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, Michael Winterbottom or Pedro Almodovar all owe a debt to Stanley Kubrick.


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
December 1st, 2005

Harry Potter films aren’t much better written than most mainstream studio product, and apart from the cream of England’s dramatic talent in the background, the acting’s only as good as Hayden Christensen’s splutter-worthy dummy spits.

Acolytes
May 7th, 2009

When three schoolkids in Queensland’s suburbs stumble upon a mystery, they get in far too deep. After Mark (Gregory) sees a four wheel drive leaving the bush, he convinces friend James (Payne and James’ cute girlfriend Chasely (Lawrence) to investigate. When they dig up the body of a missing backpacker, the boys dream up a dark scheme.


Batman Ends
July 25th, 2012

Laugh all you want at the leaked recording of Christian Bale freaking out at cinematographer Shane Hurlbutt on the set of Terminator: Salvation – Bale is an intense man. During the interview, he barely smiled, staring at the table or into his hands, barely masking disdain for the whole press junket process and looking like he’d rather be anywhere else.

It’s Not a Remake!
October 1st, 2007

To distance a film from the increasingly distasteful moniker, filmmakers and their corporate paymasters are coming up with any term they can think of to convince us we’re not watching a mere remake.






Squad Goals It's a gritty – and highly anticipated – blockbuster about a band ...
August 30th, 2016

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April 30th, 2008

The Blockbuster Backlash History of the Modern Blockbuster In his 1998 book High Concept, Charles Fleming ...
June 1st, 2002

Postmaster The film laboratory is still very much alive in the movie industry, ...
March 1st, 2005

Ahead of the Game The movie marketeers are at it again, trying to stay one step ...
March 3rd, 2004

Death of the Movie Hero Who is the movie hero? In discussing the stereotypical movie hero, we have ...
September 8th, 2003


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