Film Review: 12 Strong

There seems to be a strange feedback loop at play between the US military and its onscreen persona. Actors have long drawn from the macho personas of the military to inform their performances, and soldiers in turn have watched these these slightly jingoistic, alpha-led performances and sought to emulate their onscreen idols. Every squaddie wants…

Thor: Ragnarok – is Taika Waititi bound and gagged at Mavel studios?

Each director has brought something of himself to the Thor franchise. Kenneth Branagh brought a little of the theatre, Alan Taylor seemed to enhance that sci-fi element, and now Taika Waititi brings a touch of his indie comedy sensibility. Thor isn’t quite the hot property of – say – the Spiderman franchise, it has to…