Why Martin Scorsese’s recent assault on Marvel movies is so absurd
The ‘Taxi Driver’ and ‘The Irishman’ director’s offhand remarks that cinemas are being invaded by theme park films doesn’t acknowledge the craft of the filmmakers and actors in the best Marvel movies, who transcend the comic-book origins of their characters, argues Geoffrey Macnab
Why the Golden age of film musicals can never be recaptured
As the BFI hosts an epic film musical season across the UK, starting with the re-release of ‘Singin’ in the Rain’, Geoffrey Macnab looks back at how the older movies are reminders of an art and a perfectionism that have, at least partly, been lost
Why is ‘Irreversible’ being presented as a feminist film?
Gaspar Noé’s controversial 2002 feature has been re-edited and will be re-released next year. But in the wake of the #MeToo movement, asks Geoffrey Macnab, is revisiting such a film unconscionable?