This week we review “Deadpool 2”, and it’s … err … we don’t know actually as that brotherhood of evil comic-book and manga fans called 4-Panel take over the airwaves in a fourth-wall-breaking stunt worthy of the mutated scamp himself. So does it live up
101 films co-produced a new making-of documentary for Stephen Frears’ The Grifters. In which, a producer states that Martin Scorsese believed Jim Thompson’s novel of the same name was among the best crime novels that hadn’t been adapted and so sought to amend that fact.
As culture becomes more fixated on nostalgia, we’re going to have to spend a lot of time reassessing what happened two or three decades ago. At the moment that means the Eighties, with everything from Stranger Things to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles drawing from The Me Decade. Comparing
David Cronenberg’s 1996 adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s novel – a book that was once rejected for publication with the note “This author is beyond psychiatric help” – was hugely controversial on release, banned in several London boroughs and subject to a protracted hate campaign from
This week we go full fan-theory. Brave waters indeed. In Off the Shelf we have a body-horror masterclass with David Cronenberg’s “Videodrome”, Jules Dassin’s “Thieves Highway” – the film-noir that’s totally not a western, Wong Kar Wai’s “The Grandmaster” and a surprise aided the randomizer,