Tag: John Logan

  • Spectre (2015)

    Spectre (2015)

    Spectre Written by John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Jez Butterworth. Released Monday 26th October 2015 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. Rated 77% Certified 12A (British Board of Film Classification) 148 minutes Spectre nudges Daniel Craig’s rebooted Bond closer to the glorious, action-driven spectacle of earlier entries, although it’s admittedly reliant on established 007 formula. […]

  • Editorial: a due change

    Editorial: a due change

    My goal with reviewing films was to do so every day, but as anyone who’s actually tried to follow this blog will know, that isn’t happening. So I’ve been reconsidering my approach to film-reviewing, and this how I’ll be doing so going forward:

  • Star Trek: the Wrath of Khan — single drama review

    Star Trek: the Wrath of Khan — single drama review

    Is Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan the best of the Star Trek features? It’s considered and accepted to be by fans, but critically, it’s only the third highest-scoring. Nevertheless, it’s still extremely popular, and has inspired the most homages in popular culture. Whatever one subjectively thinks of it, the creative industry has looked to the second Star Trek feature for material more than the others. Which is both interesting and ironic, given that the story is essentially Moby Dick; or, the Whale in space, inspired by Herman Melville’s novel. That was approach taken by director Nicholas Meyer – it’s a modern day ocean adventure with a science fiction dressing. That’s when science-fiction is at its best – when it’s telling a universal story through a particular style. Is science fiction even a genre? A genre is a category of an artistic medium based on form, style or subject matter.

  • Road to… The man From U.N.C.L.E.

    Road to… The man From U.N.C.L.E.

    Last weekend, Warner Bros. Pictures released Guy Ritchie and Lionel Wigram’s adaptation of the television series The man From U.N.C.L.E..