Arthur: Legend of the Sword – a film obsessed with effect rather than substance

Marco Nievergelt, University of Warwick Cinematic adaptations of the King Arthur story have frequently assigned a central place to the love triangle between Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot – most famously…

Alien: Covenant falls short of the original Alien’s trailblazing feminism

Sadek Kessous, Newcastle University It was pitched as “Jaws in space”, but director Ridley Scott’s original Alien film, released in 1979, couldn’t have been more different to Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster.…

James Bond needs a new attitude, not a new actor

Nicola Bishop, Manchester Metropolitan University As someone who has recently taken to reading Ian Fleming’s books, I am drawn into the debate surrounding Joanna Lumley’s comments about actor Idris Elba…