Posts by Michael Leader

A Silent Voice

By Michael Leader

Don’t miss this quietly affecting coming-of-ager from anime director Naoko Yamada.

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Charlie Brooker: ‘Once you’ve f**ked a pig on the telly, you’ve shifted the bar for what’s acceptable’

By Michael Leader

The Black Mirror writer discusses the show’s switch to Netflix, and why he loves torturing his characters.

When Marnie Was There

By Michael Leader

A magical coming-of-age story by one of Studio Ghibli’s most talented filmmakers.

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How Spielberg’s gentle alien killed the video game industry

By Michael Leader

Did E.T. really cause the 1983 Video Game Crash? Michael Leader goes in search of a pop culture myth.

Big Hero 6

By Michael Leader

Disney’s first Marvel-infused animation is a charming and heartfelt story of boy-meets-bot.

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Beginners

By Michael Leader

Despite a stand-out performance from an old pro, Beginners keeps the audience at a distance.

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