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October 9, 2017 Filmism.net Dispatch
Circumstances have conspired over the last few years to make me think more about where movies should …
August 10, 2017 Filmism.net Dispatch
Hollywood is in the grip of a culture war. While most roles in big American movies still go to white …
June 28, 2017 Filmism.net Dispatch
First up, I’m very happy. Why? I’m happy because I’ve been sad about movies, and n …
May 3, 2017 Filmism.net Dispatch
Welcome back (after long delays) to the Filmism.net Dispatch. In this edition I want to explore an i …
November 27, 2016 Filmism.net Dispatch
Acid wash jeans and Stock, Aitken and Waterman music were cool when I was in my teens and we laughed …
October 6, 2016 Filmism.net Dispatch
Hollywood is a business and a town run by trends, and the latest one is the backlash against casting …
August 17, 2016 Filmism.net Dispatch
First off, a shout-out to my man Emmanuel, who told me in person how much he enjoyed the Filmism.net …
July 20, 2016 Filmism.net Dispatch
As a movie lover, I have a conflict. In the flurry of movies about toys, comic books and the like in …
June 18, 2016 Filmism.net Dispatch
I was watching Captain America: Civil War the other week and it suddenly occurred to me how sorry I …
May 19, 2016 Filmsim.net Dispatch
What do Meryl Streep, Michael Douglas, Kenneth Brannagh, Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Tilda Swinton …
April 12, 2016 Filmism.net Dispatch
There’s been a common theme amongst cineastes and the movie press over the last few years that …
March 24, 2016 Filmism.net Dispatch
And now, a eulogy of sorts for the shortest art form in movie history. Make-up effects. Now, it̵ …
February 23, 2016 Filmism.net Dispatch
Welcome to another year of the scintillating, absorbing and stimulating Filmism.net Dispatch. This m …
November 29, 2015 Filmism.net Dispatch
Well, before you read the next Filmism.net Dispatch, you’ll most likely have seen Star Force: …
November 8, 2015 Filmism.net Dispatch
First of all, I want to clear something up. When you see the stars zooming across the water to settl …
September 10, 2015 Filmism.net Dispatch
This isn’t the first time I’ve opened either the Filmism.net Dispatch or another article …
August 8, 2015 Filmism.net Dispatch
I’d like to take the opportunity in this Filmism.net Dispatch to reminisce about the movie age …
June 28, 2015 Filmism.net Dispatch
You know what I watched the other week? Young Doctors in Love. It couldn’t have made me happie …
May 28, 2015 Filmism.net Dispatch
Here’s another reason movie industry shenanigans can be a self-fulfilling prophecy. It’s …
April 29, 2015 Filmism.net Dispatch
Not all of us consider ourselves hardcore movie fans, but the movies touch all of us. I don’t …
April 3, 2015 Filmism.net Dispatch
Now, I’m as big a fan of the Jurassic Park series as anyone. At least the first one, that is. …
February 28, 2015 Filmism.net Dispatch
There was a time production company Legendary was a bona fide hit factory. Just the first glimpse of …
February 2, 2015 Filmism.net Dispatch
This hacking of Sony, then. Even more to the point, exactly what it did to movie marketing in late 2 …
January 3, 2015 Filmism.net Dispatch
Ah, the mystique of Hollywood. The Chinese Theatre, the iconic sign, the screaming crowds, the red c …
December 18, 2014 Filmism.net Dispatch
I was watching an awards ceremony recently… No, let me correct that. I was working on my compu …
October 24, 2014 Filmism.net Dispatch
Hollywood’s latest trick to get us back to cinemas has now made itself known. The last one, of …
October 21, 2014 Filmism.net Dispatch
I’ve often wondered about the point at which a filmmaker becomes an adjective. You know, a Spi …
October 1, 2014 Filmism.net Dispatch
If you haven’t seen it, Captain Phillips is as great a movie as you’ve heard it is, but …
September 8, 2014 Filmism.net Dispatch
First of all, sorry this edition of the Filmism.net Dispatch has been so long coming. You’ll b …
July 16, 2014 Filmism.net Dispatch
If you haven’t seen the pictures and trailer for the big screen Paddington, seat yourself down …
June 24, 2014 Filmism.net Dispatch
There’s a common theme in coverage about movies every time a movie breaks out and captures bot …
June 9, 2014 Filmism.net Dispatch
I want to talk about screenwriters and stardom. Make no mistake, there are star screenwriters just l …
May 20, 2014 Filmism.net Dispatch
I’d like to defend the Paranormal Activity series, because I don’t think it gets enough …
April 13, 2014 Filmism.net Dispatch
If you loved movies in the 1970s, you’d have felt a far different air of acceptance around you …
March 22, 2014 Filmism.net Dispatch
Here’s an inspirational Hollywood success story. There are six big studios that can spend hund …
March 6, 2014 Filmism.net Dispatch
Here’s a pop quiz I don’t know the answer to; who’s more creative in the filmmakin …
February 14, 2014 Filmism.net Dispatch
I’m not the first observer to ask this, but when did movies start getting so long again? Lord …
February 3, 2014 Filmism.net Dispatch
As Monuments Men comes out across the world over the next few weeks, it raises a very pertinent ques …
January 20, 2014 Filmism.net Dispatch
In the last Filmism.net Dispatch I mentioned Stallone and Schwarzenegger and predicted that their at …
January 5, 2014 Filmism.net Dispatch
Now Saving Mr Banks is out, it’s time to ask why the past is the new future in Hollywood. Just …
December 15, 2013 Filmism.net Dispatch
In case you missed it, a few months back JK Rowling announced she was going to team up with Warner B …
December 2, 2013 Filmism.net Dispatch
A few weeks ago I talked about edgy entertainment, how cable TV shows are the ones pushing the envel …
November 18, 2013 Filmism.net Dispatch
Nothing earth shattering this week, I promise (not that anything in the Filmism.net dispatch ever sh …
November 3, 2013 Filmism.net Dispatch
Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about the question of what constitutes the term ‘produ …
October 20, 2013 Filmism.net Dispatch
A quick shout out to the film of 2013, Gravity. For the purest cinematic experience you’ve had …
September 30, 2013 Filmism.net Dispatch
The Edge. Not the guitarist, the state of mind. Audiences want it, but there was an overlap where th …
September 15, 2013 Filmism.net Dispatch
Deadline Hollywood, the website famous for making enemies across Tinseltown, recently posted a simpl …
September 2, 2013 Filmism.net Dispatch
It’s Labor Day week in the US, which means the summer blockbuster season is officially over. A …
July 30, 2013 Filmism.net Dispatch
After the performance of most movies this blockbuster season, it’ll be interesting to see how …
July 16, 2013 Filmism.net Dispatch
Here’s a thought that’s part prediction, part question; might Disney stop making movies? …
July 4, 2013 Filmism.net Dispatch
Sony, Sony, Sony, where did you go wrong? It’s not like you haven’t been trying, althoug …
June 14, 2013 Filmism.net Dispatch
I can’t remember what book I read the scenario in, but the author talks about an experience in …
May 30, 2013 Filmism.net Dispatch
I watched a very low quality but very interesting video recently, recorded back in 1999 when the ven …
May 14, 2013 Filmism.net Dispatch
Were there any worse films than the personality free zone that was Tomb Raider and its colourless se …
April 6, 2013 Filmism.net Dispatch
A very quick goodbye and thank you to Roger Ebert, who succumbed to cancer this week. A giant amid i …
March 2, 2013 Filmism.net Dispatch
Well, that’s another awards year done. As usual there were some surprises (Ang Lee for Life of …
February 17, 2013 Filmism.net Dispatch
I’m not going to say I predicted it and it’s not rocket science, when people don’t …
February 3, 2013 Filmism.net Dispatch
I want to talk about Dreamworks Animation and the creative bankruptcy of Hollywood. I don’t me …
January 26, 2013 Filmism.net Dispatch
Must… not… talk… about… Star… Wars. Except to say JJ Abrams was denyin …
January 20, 2013 Filmism.net Dispatch
The litany of comment over the legitimacy of the Golden Globes has become as regular as the Golden G …
January 14, 2013 Filmism.net Dispatch
I might be the only person interested in this, but Dean Devlin is making another disaster movie. Who …
January 2, 2013 Filmism.net Dispatch
Welcome to another star studded year of the Filmism.net Dispatch and thanks for reading throughout 2 …
December 9, 2012 Filmism.net Dispatch
Everyone who’s even obliquely connected to the movie or media industries has felt it. The over …
November 26, 2012 Filmism.net Dispatch
Now The Dark Knight Rises is appearing on DVD, it will inevitably clean up all over again. Personall …
November 20, 2012 Filmism.net Dispatch
When will Hollywood get over caricatures? I know, when hell freezes over. Rise of the Guardians, out …
November 13, 2012 Filmism.net Dispatch
In case you hadn’t noticed, Bond is back. Skyfall is smashing records left and right, with the …
November 5, 2012 Filmism.net Dispatch
I prefer to talk about something a bit more theoretical and analytical in the Filmism.net Dispatch, …
October 25, 2012 Filmism.net Dispatch
A few weeks ago I railed against movies without stories and which seem to be made by people more int …
October 16, 2012 Filmism.net Dispatch
Look, for the last time (because I read someone extolling the virtues of Harry Potter again this wee …
October 9, 2012 Filmism.net Dispatch
I’m the first to admit I was never the biggest fan of Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rin …
October 2, 2012 Filmism.net Dispatch
For no particular reason this week, I was reminded of a great talent the world lost far too early, B …
September 17, 2012 Filmism.net Dispatch
News surfaced in the last week or so that movie attendances during the North American 2012 summer se …
September 3, 2012 Filmism.net Dispatch
You know Jon Voight from movies like Deliverance, Heat and the critically acclaimed, searing drama o …
August 28, 2012 Filmism.net Dispatch
Today I want to talk about artificial intelligence, Star Wars and the ethics of slavery. I don’ …
August 21, 2012 Filmism.net Dispatch
Some very high profile deaths in Hollywood in the last few days overshadowed some quieter artist new …
August 14, 2012 Filmism.net Dispatch
This week I’m going to get political. We all know how movies can influence society, if only be …
August 4, 2012 Filmism.net Dispatch
I’m still musing about all things Batman this week, and another interesting thing struck me ab …
July 25, 2012 Filmism.net Dispatch
Just when did Robert De Niro go bad? Read any article about the best actors ever to have graced the …
July 18, 2012 Filmism.net Dispatch
I got thinking about accents in movies and what they mean, especially with The Dark Knight Rises com …
July 9, 2012 Filmism.net Dispatch
I went to a cheap second run cinema the other day to see The Amazing Spider-Man. I’ve been to …
July 2, 2012 Filmism.net Dispatch
Movies should be about stories. How many times have you heard that line? Don’t worry, I’ …
June 25, 2012 Filmism.net Dispatch
One of the most interesting actors working today has to be Leonardo DiCaprio. Not because he isnR …
June 17, 2012 Filmism.net Dispatch
Trawling through old reviews, I knew this week I had to give a shout out to Canadian actress Sarah P …
June 13, 2012 Filmism.net Dispatch
Does the way you appreciate films depend on your film appreciation? Stay with me here, it makes sens …
June 3, 2012 Filmism.net Dispatch
Every time I hear a swear word in a movie, I can hear my mother ‘tching’ loudly in my mi …
May 28, 2012 Filmism.net Dispatch
A couple of years back I really wanted a videogame I’d seen pictures of called Shadow of the C …
May 20, 2012 Filmism.net Dispatch
Next time you want to rail against the big studios for churning out movies that all look the same, g …
May 5, 2012 Filmism.net Dispatch
I’m about to commit film fan sacrilege. Twice. There are two films coming out that the movie w …
April 15, 2012 Filmism.net Dispatch
In her masculinist treatise Stiffed, author Susan Faludi talks about a shift in attitudes in contemp …
April 1, 2012 Filmism.net Dispatch
You see a lot of avowedly (and proudly) B movies today, albeit with huge budgets, huge buzz and huge …
March 19, 2012 Filmism.net Dispatch
This week I want to talk about the President of Hollywood. I think his name’s Rosenberg, and h …
March 5, 2012 Filmism.net Dispatch
Well, the 2012 Oscars are behind us and, although I’m sure it’s been commented on all ov …
February 24, 2012 Filmism.net Dispatch
The democratisation of the web, the leveling of the media playing field, the producer is the consume …
February 11, 2012 Filmism.net Dispatch
I’ve often talked about how our taste in movies is a fluid thing, morphing and changing accord …
January 29, 2012 Filmism.net Dispatch
I know I’ve mentioned it in a lot of reviews, but lately I’ve developed a love for movie …
January 22, 2012 Filmism.net Dispatch
There can be a very strong self-fulfilling prophecy phenomenon in the movie industry. Fans among the …
January 15, 2012 Filmism.net Dispatch
Welcome to 2012, the year of The Amazing Spider Man, The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers and more ex …
December 30, 2011 Filmism.net Dispatch
Why do we have so many movies about leaving home to travel? Never thought we did? Read on… It& …
December 19, 2011 Filmism.net Dispatch
I’d thought I’d be a little bit lighthearted this week and celebrate one or two of the m …
December 11, 2011 Filmism.net Dispatch
I reviewed a 1989 film called Slipstream the other day, notable for no reason other than because it …

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