Fury Road – review by Dan McGinn

Earlier this year, several newspapers had stories about Britain’s first proper 4D cinema. The Mirror and the Daily Mail were among those that reported Cineworld in Milton Keynes will offer audiences 3D visuals but will enhance their film going experience by spraying them with water, shaking their seats and recreating the scent of explosions and coffee. God help…

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ reviewed by Dan McGinn

A couple of weeks ago, Joss Whedon was asked by the Guardian if the plethora of superhero blockbusters – 25 scheduled for the next five years – marked the death of cinema. Not surprisingly, the director said no, insisting it merely represented a new cinematic paradigm. Whedon added: “To me, the Reagan era seemed to…

Can we talk? (Film Review of 2013)

2013 was the year when cinema went into an existential crisis. Hollywood studios bombarded audiences with noisy, overblown blockbusters, so-so animations and a succession of lame comedies. But some of cinema’s most respected actors and directors began to openly question whether the studio system was broken. Some even started to migrate to the small screen in…