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Did Joker break the glass ceiling for superhero films at award ceremonies?

Normally I don’t pay a huge amount of attention to awards season in film, because most of the films nominated are films I’ve never heard and almost certainly haven’t seen. But this year, one film broke into the party from a genre that is generally ignored by the various academies and guilds. Superhero movies generally… Continue reading Did Joker break the glass ceiling for superhero films at award ceremonies?

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Why Barbara Broccoli is absolutely right.

Barbara Broccoli recently made news. If you didn't know, Barbara Broccoli is one of the producers of the James Bond film series, taking over the reins from her father Albert 'Cubby' Broccoli in 1995. With the upcoming release of the next Bond adventure, No Time To Die, there is inevitibly a lot of press tours involved.… Continue reading Why Barbara Broccoli is absolutely right.

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What has the Marvel Cinematic Universe changed?

Well it's been 11 years and something like 22 films in the making, but it's here. Avengers: Endgame. The latest and one of the most crucial pieces in this incredibly lucrative jigsaw puzzle. And while the whole enterprise has brought in billions for Disney, this film is set to break all sorts of box office… Continue reading What has the Marvel Cinematic Universe changed?

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Why should film franchises listen to fans?

When Star Wars: The Last Jedi was released, the critics praised it. The fan base though was deeply divided. Some (like me) really liked it and others lambasted it for ruining the franchise, the story, the characters, what JJ Abrams had done with The Force Awakens etc, etc, etc. I went to see it twice in cinemas and… Continue reading Why should film franchises listen to fans?

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From Solo to A New Hope, the Star Wars films ranked.

Now, I have made no secret on this blog about the fact that I am an enormous Star Wars fan. I have seen every single film multiple times and while I haven't seen all of the Clone Wars and Rebels TV shows or read any of the comics, I still try to keep abreast of… Continue reading From Solo to A New Hope, the Star Wars films ranked.