All posts by Luke Shepherd

Blade Runner 2049

When sci-fi fans learned that Blade Runner was to receive the dreaded reboot treatment, the reaction was all too familiar: a cash-in rehashing of an untouchable classic best left to be ignored. With the recent cascade of failed reboots, the hope that Blade Runner could

Dunkirk – a very loud introduction to war

Leaving the cinema after watching Dunkirk, you’d forgive your brain for thinking that you had just gotten off a rollercoaster. The relentless pace at which the movie depicts the frightening realities of war is as thrilling an experience — if not the biggest thrill —

David Lynch: The Art Life

a unique insight into the Lynchian world. Despite the wealth of information available in the public sphere, David Lynch still manages to remain an enigma to most. America’s most successful surrealist director — responsible for all time classics such as The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet and

Magic: The Gathering – The Returning

My first memories of Magic: The Gathering – the most seminal, burgeoning and ubiquitous of Trading Card games – are of walking into my local computer gaming store as an 11-year-old and wondering what all the fuss was at the back. It so happened, it was 1994,

Hollywood’s Greatest Underdog

The French film Elle, recently selected for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nomination, is soon to be released next month in America, bringing the name Verhoeven back into the limelight — although, perhaps not in the way that we might expect. Paul Verhoeven elicits controversy. His