There’s a fresh joy to seeing loads of badass women being awesome, and to having a DC superhero film that doesn’t suck, but to just talk about the reasons Wonder Woman is an important film doesn’t really do much to explain why it’s a good one. And well, yeah. It’s a pretty flipping good one.Read more "Wonder Woman Review (or the metaphorical skewering of the world)"
Logan is the inevitable end point for superheroes. It’s the world after, the world where the bad guys as tall as skyscrapers and as blue as a supernova have all been defeated. The world should be a better place, right?Read more "Logan: Hating Ourselves"
I watched Total Recall on channel four, where it was interrupted midway through by an awkward newscast that lasted half an hour. Apart from reminding me of why I hate watching things on TV rather than streaming them, it gave me time to reflect. What I realised, as that man wittered away about the state of the world, about the rounding up of Ozie’s, about the arrival of the Watcher Clan, was that the reason I was enjoying Total Recall so strongly was for the same reasons I adore much of YA literature.Read more "Total Recall and YA Literature"
Legion is an exercise in keeping your feet on the ground, whilst never letting you be entirely sure where that ground is.Read more "Legion: Watch, is good."
The Young Offenders doesn’t really feel anything like The Goonies as you’re watching it, but the similarities are there. So I think that’s why the Young Offenders reached me as powerfully as it did. It tapped into that longing for adventure I have that’s been left unfulfilled from childhood. It taps into that regret I feel over what I didn’t do. But then, quiet enough so that I almost didn’t notice, it made me realise it’s not over, yet. Times not up.Read more "The Goonies, The Young Offenders, and living your own adventure."
There’s something magical about Welcome to Happiness, and I think by even writing this article I’m going to ruin some of that. You see, I watched Welcome to Happiness the way I never, ever watch movies. I watched it knowing absolutely nothing beforehand.Read more "Welcome to Happiness – A film for me"
She was first a cartoon, and then a collection of rather shapely pixels, and now she’s a lovely lady on cinema screens all over the world, with a heart-warming smile and a terribly frosty midriff. She’s an icon, someone people can look up to, hands tucked deep in pockets, out of view.Read more "Suicide Squad: This Harley Quinn Romance"