A film lover’s arguments against the dubious pleasures of the movie-going experience.
In which introspective, personal studies of human frailty and despair are turned into vacuously bouncy dancefloor bangers, metal misfires and saccharine pop show tunes.
The one-time Disney star had a career dogged by scandal, but his movies – and his life – are a fascinating study of changing 1960s culture.
The release of the trailer for the revival of an exhausted franchise is not a major cultural event.
The constant implication in superhero films, that women are inherently powerless with their destinies shaped by the actions of men, does not seem a particularly empowering narrative.
The terrible writer who is directly responsible for every major movie being formulaic rubbish.
The global dominance of culturally, spiritually dead and obscenely overblown cinema, crushing everything else underfoot, is nothing to celebrate.
Remembering the unrestrained king of British pulp horror.
A cautionary tale of con jobs, betrayal, egomania and our obsession with fame.
The ill-judged legal case that opened the floodgates to X-rated space opera parodies.
The director of the greatest cult horror movies of the 1980s has died.
The extraordinary and creepy 1953 cartoon version of the Poe classic.