Director Kevin Smith on heart attacks, happiness, extreme weight loss and Weinstein

The director and actor talks about his near-death experience, becoming vegan and the star-studded reboot of the film that first made him famous 25 years ago In February last year, Kevin Smith performed 90 minutes of standup for a TV special, padded back to the green room and started to worry that the joint he […]

Sorry Marty, but Captain America is daring, serious art | Helen OHara

Marvels blockbusters have been condemned by Scorsese and Coppola, but they can be just as complex as any arthouse creation Marvel movies are not just cinema; theyre good cinema. At the end of Marvel Studios 2018 hit Black Panther, there is a moment that unfailingly reduces audiences to a stunned silence. The films villain, Erik […]

He is a psychopath: has the 2019 Joker gone too far?

Todd Phillipss take has been mired in controversy, but its not the first time the character has reflected society Is it just me or is it getting crazier out there? 2019s Joker while set to be a triumph, critically and commercially has raised concerns over its narrative. An early, leaked version of the script, plus […]

Unraveling All the Controversy Surrounding Joker

Note: The following article contains spoilers for the plot of Joker. Joker is a fine movieneither terrible nor great, though graced with a showstopping, occasionally transcendent performance at the center of a thematically muddled story. It envisions an origin for the Joker, Batmans arch-nemesis, itself a creatively risky endeavor. The menace of the Joker, at […]

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 […]

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 […]

We took a famous ‘Fast and Furious’ scene and ruined it with mouth sounds

Image: marvel studios / screen capture by mashable “I am Iron Man.” Robert Downey Jr.-as-Tony Stark utters that short sentence in the waning moments of 2008’s Iron Man, the movie that kicked off the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the fictional moment, Stark opted to cast aside prepared remarks that would have kept his secret identity […]

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, […]

Pixel wizards: meet the unsung heroes bringing your favourite films to life

Forget directors, the real stars behind the likes of The Jungle Book and Star Wars are the VFX artists who build their digital worlds. We report from the cutting edge festival offering a glimpse into the secret life of cinema So I need to know: Are you ready to be transformed? shouts Scott Ross to […]

Mark Hamill had a great joke about Trump appearing next to Darth Vader

Image: Disney Mark Hamill felt a great disturbance aboard Air Force One over the weekend. It all started on April 6 when Donald “45” Trump popped into the press cabin aboard the presidential airliner to answer some questions about his missile strike in Syria. And in a truly “truth is stranger than fiction” twist, he […]