How Toy Story helped Pixar change cinema
As Pixar’s first animated feature turns 25, Geoffrey Macnab explores what makes its titles surefire crowd-pleasers
Why did the great plays of Arthur Miller make for such bad films?
While film versions of plays by Tennessee Williams and Edward Albee did roaring trade at the box office, Miller’s work stuttered. But 60 years on, ‘The Misfits’ stands as the purest and least compromised of any of the films in which Miller was involved, says Geoffrey Macnab
Infected Hollywood: Why filmmakers love disease
As coronavirus spreads across the world, Geoffrey Macnab looks at the rash of films about epidemics that all of a sudden are being given a patina of plausibility
From Love Story to Fifty Shades: Why proper tear-jerkers are over
‘Love Story’ is being re-released in the US this month in time for Valentine’s Day to mark its 50th anniversary, but when it comes to romantic dating movies in Hollywood, humour has now become their main ingredient, says Geoffrey Macnab