Thursday, 27 April 2017

Deconstructing the Success of Fast and Furious

This post contains spoilers for The Fate of the Furious

Like a torpedo fired from a Russian nuclear submarine, The Fate of the Furious has gone off like a rocket at the box office. But what factors have gone into transforming this series from humble beginnings to the titanic takings its currently enjoying? I unpack the popularity of the Fast and Furious series...

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Film Review: The Distinguished Citizen

A self-righteous Spaniard wanders aimlessly around the Argentinian countryside for 117 minutes; that’s not the only thing left to wander however, when you find yourself wondering what on Earth its all about.

Interview: Fin Edquist

I recently got the chance to interview Australian filmmaker Fin Edquist about his debut movie, Bad Girl.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Rank the Films: Fast and Furious

As any regular reader of this blog will know, I think lists are pretty darn nifty. I have a profound appreciation for straight-up lists. This is the thinking behind Rank the Films, a regular feature that pulls apart the pros and cons of a series of films, ranking them in order of bad to good.

To celebrate the release of the new eighth entry, The Fate of the Furious, arriving in cinemas over the weekend, I'm delving back into the high-octane world of the Fast and Furious franchise, ranking them all from worst to best. Across 16 years, five directors and eight movies, the Fast and Furious films and the action sequences they feature have proven to be hugely popular with audiences of all ages.

So strap in, grab a Corona and push the NOS button - it's time to categorically rank the films from worst to best. Where does your favourite sit in my list? Read on to find out...

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

The Enduring Cinematic Legacy of Batman

Since swooping onto the scene in Detective Comics #27 in 1939, Batman (or the Bat-Man as he was originally known) has appeared in countless graphic novels, radio and television serials, animated series and blockbuster movies. 

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Monday, 10 April 2017

The DCEU's Crisis on Infinite Films

DC Comics and Warner Brothers are now four yeas and three movies into their ambitious interlaced cinematic universe concept - and it's not exactly going to plan. Beset by issues, I take a look at the various projects on the slate and how the future doesn't look any brighter for DC just yet.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017


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