In this blog entry for the Herald, I celebrate the insane magnitude of the title creature in the frankly awesomeKong: Skull Island by citing some of the biggest movie monsters ever. Most of them are recent. The modern era has been kind to gargantuan beasties.
In this interview conducted for the Herald, Kong: Skull Island lead actor Tom Hiddleston discusses his big monkey movie and also what it was like to collaborate with Kiwi filmmaker Taika Waititi on Thor: Ragnarok.
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.