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The disaster of disaster films

I n the summer of 2004, I made my first venture into the world of disaster films with The Day After Tomorrow. From that...

Pixar: the leading animation studio

There is no doubt that Pixar has transformed the animation industry. That opening sequence of the lamp bouncing on a rubber ball until it...

The most iconic films of the 1980s

The 1980s produced some of the most iconic and celebrated films of all time, with the increase in technology available for filmmakers seeing a...

The Beauty of Animation

A coyote walks off a cliff and does not fall. He continues walking forward through the air until he notices the lack of ground...

Who runs the world? Men, unfortunately

The film industry has flirted with the word ‘feminism’ a lot in recent years. Emma Watson, Charlize Theron, Joss Whedon, Channing Tatum - amongst...

Why all the book adaptations? It’s not needed

Harry Potter, Twilight, The Princess Bride. Arguably, all successful books and series in their own right, went on to become incredibly famous franchises and...

Weinstein is symptomatic of a larger culture of sexual abuse in...

The New York Times recently revealed allegations that Harvey Weinstein has been sexually harassing women in Hollywood for decades. The industry is in chaos and...

Iconic Film Scenes: Volume 1

Movies, actors, directors, quotes – cinema provokes non-stop conversations amongst its fanatics in all of these areas. So often neglected though, are the scenes...

Is Star Wars becoming oversaturated?

For a decade, the world went through a phase where the only new Star Wars content was the animated Clone Wars series. No sign of...

Binge Watching: Is it the unquestionable future?

F  or an obsessive television fan, finding that a beloved show has released a whole batch of episodes to binge, is essentially Christmas times a...