Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse

Some guy called Isaac once said that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Newton’s Law persists throughout Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s marvellously mad but incomplete sequel to 2018’s Into The Spider-Verse directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson. Drawing inspiration from famous…… Continue reading Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse

How Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Avoided Superhero Fatigue

Miles isn't falling through frame. He's RISING (Picture: Sony Pictures Animation)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse amazes not just for its storytelling, but for existing separate to the superhero fatigue argument as directors Peter Ramsey, Bob Persichetti and Rodney Rothman created a love letter to the comic book age. The collective trauma shared by audiences in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War for many still elicits post-traumatic anxiety as…… Continue reading How Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Avoided Superhero Fatigue


Blonde has proved divisive but Ana de Armas is undoubtedly Marilyn (Picture: Netflix)

Reimagining the rise of the world’s most famous actress, Marilyn Monroe, and the deep, lifelong scars that led to her tragic downfall. In her novel Joyce Carol Oates took particular care, prefacing Blonde, her fictionalised account of the life and death of an enduring icon as just that: complete fiction. I can’t help but wonder if a…… Continue reading Blonde

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

A welcome far cry from the sex-driven comedies that have typified the genre, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande is a truly delightful romp. Without ever diluting the “good stuff”, director Sophie Hyde and writer Katy Brand playfully poke into the deeper meanings behind our biological urge for a pleasurable connection with Good Luck To You, Leo…… Continue reading Good Luck to You, Leo Grande