Posts by Tom Bond

Six great films that show the dark side of the TV industry

By Tom Bond

From Network to Nightcrawler, cinema has a long history of exposing television’s rotten core.

Tough love in La La Land and Whiplash

By Tom Bond

Both of Damien Chazelle’s films are structured around the twin pursuits of art and romance.

How Romeo + Juliet mastered the Shakespeare adaptation

By Tom Bond

Twenty years ago Baz Luhrmann put a vital contemporary spin on this timeless romantic epic.

The fantastic story of the worst superhero movie ever made

By Tom Bond

Roger Corman’s unreleased 1994 film The Fantastic Four was doomed from the start.

Just Kids – why Stand by Me remains a coming-of-age classic

By Tom Bond

Rob Reiner’s touching drama sees four friends say goodbye to the safety and stability of childhood.

Should we be wary when our favourite actors become superheroes?

By Tom Bond

The prospect of Brie Larson as Captain Marvel is cause for celebration and concern.

Does binge culture pose a serious threat to cinema?

By Tom Bond

Streaming services are supplying quantity and quality to a rapidly growing global audience. Can cinema keep up?

How cinema is tackling Europe’s austerity crisis

By Tom Bond

Miguel Gomes, Jacques Audiard and others are capturing a shifting continental mood.

Is hype marketing destroying the movie going experience?

By Tom Bond

It’s become increasingly rare for films like Batman V Supeman: Dawn of Justice to live up to expectations.

How Borat became one of the defining comedies of the 21st century

By Tom Bond

Ten years ago Sacha Baron Cohen unleashed an outrageous and shocking creation – and we’re not just talking about the mankini.

Why The Iron Giant is one of the most powerful superhero movies ever made

By Tom Bond

Brad Bird’s soaring 1999 animated feature taught us that true heroism is much more than quips and spandex.

‘People’s lives were taken away from them’: The reality of life on the Blacklist

By Tom Bond

Actress and director Lee Grant reflects on living through the darkest period in Hollywood’s history.

Is this the most committed performance of all time?

By Tom Bond

Leonardo DiCaprio’s tortured turn in The Revenant reminded us of another even more astonishing showing from an A-list star.

Why Revenge of the Sith is the best Star Wars movie

By Tom Bond

A life-long Star Wars fan sings the praises of the much-maligned third episode in George Lucas’ epic space saga.

Six unsung heroes of the original Star Wars

By Tom Bond

From a Yoda look-alike to the Death Star designer, meet the talented artists who helped realise George Lucas’ vision.

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