To mark the release of Fifty Shades Darker, I look back at how sex on the whole has disappeared from mainstream cinema, and lament its absence in both creative and sociological terms. Also: bare bottoms.
In this blog for the Herald, I look at how on-demand services have removed the stigma of movies that bypass theaters, and I review five new Netflix Original Movies: Mercy, I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House, True Memoirs of an International Assassin, Mascots & Rebirth.
In this interview conducted for the Herald, I chat to Ben Affleck about the challenges of playing a protagonist on the spectrum in the new action thriller co-starring Anna Kendrick, John Lithgow, JK Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jean Smart and Cynthia Addai-Robinson.
In this blog entry for the Herald, timed to mark the release of the new Dan Brown adaptation, Inferno, I name the five best films Tom Hanks ever made. I also name his five worst movies. It was a very tough call at either end.
Halloween release Ouija: Origin of Evil is merely the latest mid-sized 2016 horror to punch above its weight, box office-wise. In this blog for the Herald, I talk about why this year’s horror hits bode well for the future of the genre, and movies in general. And yet somehow I fail to mention The Witch.
In this blog for the Herald, I mark the release of the Emily Blunt-starring The Girl on the Train by celebrating the return of the glossy lifestyle thriller, a once dormant sub-genre revved back to life by the success of David Fincher and Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl.