Social Media Could Make It Impossible to Grow Up

Several decades into the age of digital media, the ability to leave one’s childhood and adolescent years behind is now imperiled. Although exact numbers are hard to come by, it is evident that a majority of young people with access to mobile phones take and circulate selfies on a daily basis. There is also growing […]

Cantina Talk: Game of Thrones‘ Showrunners Are Helming the Next Star Wars Movie

With everyone hard at work on future projects—like, you know, putting the final touches on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker—it's a time of relative calm in the galaxy far, far away. But that doesn't mean there is no news to share about upcoming Star Wars stories. (Though it does seem like Solo put the […]

Avengers: Endgame Review: Time Is on Their Side

There is nothing more impermeable than time. It's fixed, constant. It may be a human construct, but it is one humanity has built atomic clocks to perfect; there is no stopping its ever-forward march. Except in sci-fi. And comic books. In those worlds, it's fluid. There are rules about not killing Hitler or betting on […]

The Mummy: the story of the world’s most expensive movie poster

An original lithograph of the 1932 classic is set to sell for $1-1.5m, a record-breaking amount, representing a lost era of originality in the artform Auction house Sothebys is currently accepting bids for one of three remaining original posters of 1932s The Mummy. It is expected to sell for somewhere between $1-1.5m, making it the […]

‘Disgrace and shame’: Alan Moore points to Boris Johnson in Grenfell fire comic

Moore has briefly come out of retirement to contribute to a new anthology raising money for PTSD support for survivors Comics legend Alan Moore, who announced he was Grenfell Tower fire. Moore, the author of the seminal graphic novels Watchmen and V for Vendetta, is one of 24 contributors to a forthcoming comic anthology, Grenfell […]

Ruby Rose cast as lesbian superhero Batwoman in new TV series

The CW network casts gender-fluid Australian actor to be first openly gay lead of a live-action superhero show Australian actor Ruby Rose will play the first openly gay superhero in a TV series with her latest role as Batwoman. Roses Batwoman will be introduced to US television audiences on The CW network in a December […]

Ant-Mans Agent Woo: do superhero films have a sidekick race problem?

Funny? Puny? Person of colour? Hollywoods problematic stereotype is seen in Ant-Man and the Wasp, Deadpool 2 and more As the comic-book movie machine churns on, spinning myriad variations on a limited set of themes, similarities are bound to emerge. Watching the new Ant-Man and the Wasp brought home a fresh one to me: the […]

Gaspar No: ‘Six people walked out of Climax? No! I usually have 25%’

The directors violent, sexually charged films repel as many viewers as they entrance but at Cannes, almost everyone loved his latest, LSD-soaked dance drama Climax. So where did he go wrong? The Cannes equivalent of a Sunday service is the 8.30am screening of Gaspar Nos Climax, in a basement cinema beside the casino. Once inside, […]

A queer, diverse Nancy Drew: is this how to keep children’s classics alive?

The girl detective and Little Women are both being updated to include LGBTQ and multiethnic characters to cater for a new generation of readers but this doesnt always work When the news broke that Nancy Drew, that plucky, Titian-haired girl detective with her handsome boyfriend and supportive girl gang, pulled from sale because everyone wanted […]

In Sheer Scope, Avengers: Infinity War Is an Unreplicable Success

There will never be another movie like Avengers: Infinity War. Not because it’s a feat of filmmaking (though it is impressive), but because no other studio may ever have the patience to spend 10 years and billions of dollars building up to one release. Given Hollywood's instant-gratification calculus, it's likely that no other studio—and perhaps […]