June 2017 saw the release of the new Wonder Woman movie starring Gal Gadot as the female heroine. Women across the world praised the movie for the strong female cast and its female director. The original Wonder Woman TV series featured Lynda Carter as the lead and aired over 40 years ago. With the passing of so much time, it is interesting to look at the differences and similarities between the original and renewed Wonder Woman franchise, as well as the two leading ladies, Gal Gadot and Lynda Carter.
Since IT has hit box office gold and claimed the mantle of the highest grossing horror film of all time (not adjusted for inflation), it’s worth looking back to see why Stephen King adaptations from page to screen, have such a hit and miss ratio.
Hollywood often sets the truth aside in favour of telling a better story. Sometimes the truth doesn’t have that perfect three-act structure they’re looking for, and that’s okay. Alternatively, in some rare cases, the film differs from reality, because the truth is just too insane to believe. For instance, Hugh Glass of The Revenant (2015), did not crawl across the country after being mauled by a bear to seek vengeance for the murder of his son, he just did it because he was pissed at John Fitzgerald; Glass didn’t even have a son.
With the imminent release of Luc Besson’s Valerian; a film based in a rich and deep alternate world, we look at other films that have well-conceived worlds.
Content Warning: this To the Bone feature article contains references to eating disorders, eating-disordered behaviours, and weight.
“Gonna tell her this morning, no I’ll tell her by noon, by noon or one – by 1:37 exactly.” – A.J., a hopeless teenage artist in love.
Apes take centre stage in this week’s War for the Planet of the Apes, so the Janks Review Crew looks at other non-human characters that have done the same.
In the lead up to the 10th anniversary of There Will Be Blood (2007), now seems like an appropriate time to revisit other Revisionist Western films that have held up well, trying to reach the same great heights in more recent years.
Every director has to start somewhere, and the Janks Review Crew have compiled a list of 8 great first films from established and emerging directors for your reading pleasure.
The blockbuster dominates the multiplex, yet these smaller, arguably better films often get overlooked – here’s 5 you can overcome blockbuster fatigue with.
With Edgar Wright’s musically driven film Baby Driver around the corner, the Janks Review Crew picks their favourite movies that feature an amazing soundtrack.
In the wake of the release of the critically acclaimed psychological horror film It Comes at Night starring Joel Edgerton, it seems fitting to look back on the ‘slow burn’ sub-genre of horror that occasionally gets overlooked or underappreciated.
Recently, Sofia Coppola, director of The Beguiled (2017), revealed in a GQ interview that she hadn’t previously heard of the Bechdel Test.