Posts by Christopher Machell

Has Hollywood killed the event movie?

By Christopher Machell

In an age of increasingly familiar extended universes, individual films simply don’t have the same cultural impact as they did 20 years ago.

Planet of the Apes: Lessons in the Apocalypse

By Christopher Machell

There are pertinent lessons to be learned from the original simian-based film series.

A guide to cinema’s most enduring rebels

By Christopher Machell

What is it that makes maverick character actors like Jack Nicholson so dangerously irresistible?

The uncanny disembodiment of Scarlett Johansson

By Christopher Machell

Ghost in the Shell isn’t the first film to refigure the actor’s body into something disturbing or monstrous.

What does Logan mean for the future of comic-book movies?

By Christopher Machell

Wolverine’s hyper-violent final bow suggests that audiences are ready for more mature superheroes.

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