Flickering Myth Editorials
Since November 2011, I have written a weekly editorial for film-site Flickering Myth. Each week I will choose an article and extrapolate further - sometimes questioning the author themself and sometimes expanding on the issues he/she raises. This is a place whereby all the articles are kept together to easily access with the relevant date and author of the article - with a link to Flickering Myth for the full article itself.
Top 5 Tiger's in Film - 29th July 2014
Interview: Judith Hill talks 20 Feet from Stardom and Spike Lee - 21st July 2014
20 Reasons to watch 20 Feet from Stardom - 20th July 2014
What's the effect of lowering The Expendables 3 rating to PG-13? - 6th July 2014
London Cinemas need London Pay - 29th June 2014
5 Brilliant Spoofs of the Game of Thrones Opening - 24th June 2014
Five reasons 24 doesn't need Jack Bauer - 15th June 2014
What's Fact and Fiction at Fruitvale Station? - 15th June 2014
Why a lack of risk-taking with Ant-Man is bad news for Marvel - 8th June 2014
Britain needs a talkshow host as strong as Jimmy Fallon! - 4th May 2014
Digitising My DVD Library - 27th April 2014
Brosnan Can Be Proud of His 007 - 20th April 2014
Tell Me, What’s the Purpose of Film Critics? - 13th April 2014
Harry Potter and the Neverending Film Series - 30th March 2014
The Forgettable Soundtrack to Marvel’s Movies - 23rd March 2014
A New Golden Age begins at this year’s Oscars? - 2nd March 2014
Holding out for Heroes - 23rd February 2014
House of Card's Parties and Boardgames of Thrones - 16th February 2014
Commenting on Netflix binge-watching... but how, as a social activity, it can be great!
If the film is remade, it's not a 'classic' - 9th February 2014
Commenting on the term of 'classic' when a film, such as Robocop, has been remade - it's not The Godfather after all...
Tell me the Truth about Woody Allen - 2nd February 2014
Commenting on the recent news and child molestation allegations towards Woody Allen...
The Wolf of Wall Street continues to feast - 19th January 2014
Commenting on Ryan Gilbey, writing for New Statesman tackling the opinionated tweets and comments regarding the morality of The Wolf of Wall Street...
Digital Downloads are too demanding - 12th January 2014
Commenting on Todd Spangler, for Variety, revealing Netflix’s next move into online, streaming services
Critics Must Stand Firm on Standards - 5th January 2014
Commenting on Mark Cousins article in Sight & Sound on the artistry of film criticism
Time Up for Title Credits? - 29th December 2013
A response to a small part of Laremy Legal's book Film Critic...
Can Rogue ever reteam with the X-Men? - 22nd December 2013
Response to Total Film's Matt Risley article on Anna Paquin's apparent 'cut' from X-Men: Days of Future Past...
Top 5 Paragraph's on the Alamo 100 - 15th December 2013
Responding to The Dissolve covering the new 100 Alamo Movies list...
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are a bad influence - 8th December 2013
Merrill Barr, writing for Forbes, considers how a Terminator TV series is imitating Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to gain a larger audience...
How Philomena continues to fill the seats at the cinema - 1st December 2013
Charles Gant highlights the importance of Judi Dench’s casting in Philomena
Time to start watching Doctor Who - 24th November 2013
Why even more people should be watching Doctor Who...
James Bond will Return. But will Blofeld? - 17th November 2013
Response to Variety’s Ted Johnson reporting on the end of the legal battle between Kevin McClory and MGM/Danjaq...
Can Gravity pave the way for a new type of cinema? - 10th November 2013
Mark Kermode finally confesses to appreciating the 3D in Gravity...
Why Casting Directors Deserve and Academy Award - 3rd November 2013
Woody Allen’s letter to The Hollywood Reporter regarding the lack of appreciation for Casting Directors in cinema...
A Note to Self - Film Critics Will Adapt - 13th October 2013
A response to Will Selfs outlook on the future of criticism...
A Final Word on Walter White - 6th October 2013
Considering the changes - and finale - in Breaking Bad ...
What is Toy Story of Terror? - 29th Sepetember 2013
Discussing the release of Toy Story shorts ...
What Plagiarism? - 22nd September 2013
Reflecting on plagiarism within online film-writing...
A Dark Future for the Star Trek Series - 15th September 2013
Frazier Tharpe reveals for Complex Pop Culture J.J. Abrams' decision to not direct Star Trek 3...
Money to be Made from Diana - 8th September 2013
Katy Brand writes for The Telegraph on the power of Princess Diana in 2013
Pixar Plays it Safe with The Good Dinosaur - 1st September 2013
The Dissolve offers their own perspective on the changing of directors on Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur...
Breaking Bad to watch Game of Thrones - 25th August 2013
Christopher Williams for The Telegraph covers Kevin Spacey's comments on Netflix...
Ron Weasley hasn't lost his Mojo - 28th July 2013
Tanya Ghahremani writes for Complex on Rupert Grints new role ...
The World may be Ending for Edgar Wright - 21st July 2013
Donald Clarke writes about the wildly different reviews from the Irish and English press...
Connecting the Pixar films together - 14th July 2013
Joe Negroni considers a theory that pulls all the Pixar films into the same universe ...
Is 3D ending after only 3 years? - 7th July 2013
Charles Arthur writes for The Guardian on BBC and ESPN cutting down 3D productions...
I'll Be Back: Not a Series to be Terminated - 30th June 2013
Reflecting on news that Arnie will return in Terminator 5
Amazing Coverage for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - 23rd June 2013
The relentless coverage of casting and adjusting the story of The Amazing Spider-Man trilogy
Blind-Buying $150 Blockbuster Tickets - 16th June 2013
Scott Mendelson (Forbes) discusses $50 "Mega-Tickets" for World War Z
Writing the Wrongs of Rhys Ifans - 9th June 2013
Peter Preston and Roy Greenslade comment on a 'train-wreck' Rhys Ifans interview
Are the Bluth Boys Bordering on Genius? - 2nd June 2013
Abram Browne (Forbes) article on the negative criticism for Arrested Development
The Flaws of Fault-Finding Film Criticism - 19th May 2013
David Chen (/Film) article on what "bothers" him about Star Trek into Darkness
Don't Forget: Star Trek isn't Star Wars - 12th May 2013
Russ Fischer (/Film) article on Star Wars going 'back to it's origins'
Breaking the Bank for a Blockbuster - 5th May 2013
Amy Kaufman (LA Times) article on the rising production-costs of blockbusters/Scott Mendelson (Mendelson's Memos) on lowering costs
TV is Bad For Your Health - 28th April 2013
Claire O'Connor article on Facebook statuses revealing bad health
To End the Culture of Remakes, Teach Hitchcock - 21st April 2013
Hayley Dixon article on teaching Hitchcock in UK education
Breaking Down Breaking Bad - 14th April 2013
Nellie Andreeva article on a Breaking Bad spin-off
From Five Point Gangs to the Boardwalk Empire - 1st April 2013
Alice Vincent article on a Gangs of New York TV series
My VHS Memories - Jurassic Park (1993) - 24th March 2013
Supporting article for "My VHS memories"season on Flickering Myth
Sex, Sea and Spring Breakers - 24th March 2013
Edward Elmore (The Guardian) interview with Harmony Korine
Bad Move for the Box Office - 17th March 2013
Angie Han (/Film) article writes about Midnight Screenings starting earlier
Inside the Bell Jar - 10th March 2013
Mark Cousins (Sight & Sound) article writes about personal film journeys
Time's Up for the Fairy Tale Trend - 3rd March 2013
Mike Fleming Jr (Deadline) writes about a potential reboot of Robin Hood
Suspicious Star Wars News - 24th February 2013
Ain't It Cool News writes about another development in the production of a Star Wars franchise
Culturally, Does Steven Soderbergh Matter Anymore? - 10th February 2013
Nick James (Sight & Sound) editorial about Steven Soderbergh's comments regarding Film culture
TV Series: Don't Watch It All At Once! - 3rd February 2013
Dawn C. Chmielewski on the changing of viewer-habits in the wake of Netflix's House of Cards
Django Unsold - 27th January 2013
Kirsty Puchko writes for CinemaBlend.com about eBay's decision to stop selling Django Unchained dolls...
HMV Sprees and Fopp Drops - 16th January 2013
On HMV going into administration...
Can Jurassic Park bite back? - 13th January 2013
Mark Hughes article on the director for Jurassic Park IV
Superman: The Quest for Intelligent Filmmaking - 6th January 2013
Paul Harris article on the popularity of Superman...
In Every Cloud There's Always a Silver Linings Playbook - 30th December 2012
Matthew Quick, interview by Dorothy Pomerantz (Forbes), discusses unreal expectations...
The Way of the Gun - 23rd December 2012
NRA blame cinema for the violence in society ...
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Backlash? - 16th December 2012
Scott Mendelson critisizes The Hobbit, like many critics ...
Burning Down the Picturehouse - 9th December 2012
Moviescope article as Cineworld purchases the Picturehouse cinema chain ...
Of All The Films, In All The World... - 2nd December 2012
The Guardian article on a possible Casablanca 2: As Time Goes By ...
The Found Footage Project - 25th November 2012
Charlie Lyne (The Guardian) on End of Watch and 'Found Footage' films
Too Much for Tarantino? - 18th November 2012
Russ Fischer (/Film) comments on a Playboy interview with Quentin Tarantino
Vote for Films of the Future, Today! - 11th November 2012
Neal Gabler (LA Times) article talks about Star Wars and Disney deal ...
Looking forward to Star Wars Episode XX - 4th November 2012
David Mitchell (The Guardian) writes about Star Wars ...
Illegal downloads are downgrading cinema - 28th October 2012
Kieran Turner-Davies (The Independent) writes about file-sharing ...
Megatron blasts Michael Bay - 21st October 2012
Ben Child (The Guardian) about Michael Bay ..
Could the Sky Fall at the 2013 Academy Awards? - 14th October 2012
News.Com.Au discusses the chance Skyfall has at the Oscars
Cinema forces me away to watch films On-Demand - 7th October 2012
Amy Kaufman and Ben Fritz (LA Times) about the unorthodox release of Bacholorette ...
Can Marc Webb's Spider-Man ever be Amazing? - 30th September 2012
Scott Mendelson writes about Marc Webb returning for The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Giving fans a Bad deal - 23rd September 2012
Randall Roberts of LA Times writes about the Michael Jackson Bad re-release...
Martha, Mary-Kate, Elizabeth and Gazza - 16th September 2012
John Patterson interview with Elizabeth Olsen and her approach to "fame" ...
Venice Finished. Toronto in Mid-Swing. London Calling. - 9th September 2012
Glenn Whipp informs us about what to look out for at London Film Festival 2012
Dirty Harry and Dirty Politics - 2nd September 2012
Mary McNamara writes about a strange bit of support from Clint Eastwood...
The Next Dark Knight Film
The Sound of Silent R-Patz
Saw VIII: The Really, Really Final Chapter
No more Ghostbusting please!
Citizen Kane May Not Be The Best Film Ever
Soundtrack Review: Alfred Hitchcock's The Lodger by Nitin Sawhney
The Fall of Pixar
The Con of Comic-Con
Gloomy Dark Knight and Shiny Avengers
Academy Awards Move in the Right Direction
The Bourne Legacy moves back
The Value of Game of Thrones
Justice League Doomed to Fail?
X-Men Assemble for Days of Future Past?
Guaranteeing a Sequel that Satisfies
Cuss Words at Cannes
Dan Harmon loses his Community
Swearing in a Rom-Com Ain't The Problem
The Future of The Avengers...
Surprise! Samuel L. Jackson Supports Marvel
The Avengers vs Spider-Man vs Batman
Men in Black 4 in production... really?
Who Defines a Film? The Filmmaker or the IMDb?
Recall the Publicity! It's Just Too Much!
The World Will Change Hollywood
Has Quentin Tarantino lost his Django?
The Future is Video Games - Not Films. Maybe
Going to the Movies to catch an Opera
Who Are the Oscar Voters?
Committing to a TV series
The Racism of Star Wars?
How to Double Your Box Office
Cinema: The Noble Art Form
Changing the expectations of cinema...
I Want To Report Kim Novak
The Future of Paranormal Activity
Who Scores on 007 Skyfall?
Cinema Deserves Better
This Is England '88: This Is Forgiveness
The Artist - Art Will Find a Way
The Digital Cinema of the Future
My Fantasy Week with Marilyn
Log-jamming prestige pictures for Oscar season
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Getting Some Positive Press... Kind of - 19th November 2011
Prior to writing for Flickering Myth, I originally wrote editorials for my own site here. These are editorials that were not written for Flickering Myth but do provide the same type of writing that led to them:
Extremely Obvious and Incredibly Desperate - 6th February 2012
Ryan McNeil and a dicussion we had on Twitter ...
Who scores on 007 Skyfall? - 8th January 2012
Germain Lussier writes on Thomas Newman scoring Skyfall...
Food and Films: Is this the Future? - 6th December 2011
Mark Lawson for The Guardian writes on eating during a screening...
Quantum of Problems - 11th December 2011
Garth Franklin writes on the Writers Strike for Dark Horizons...
Is there an Anti-Spielberg trend? - 1st November 2011
Phil Hoad on The Guardian adds to Spielberg backlash
To Editorial or to Advertorial - 2nd November 2011
Dave Chen (davechen.net) writes about advertorials
Too violent? Too late. - 3rd November 2011
Chris Tookey (Daily Mail) on violent films ...
Film-Critic VS Film-Blogger - 4th November 2011
Quentin Falk (Moviescope) interviewed leading Film reviewers...
Change of Plan for Tintin 2? - 5th November 2011
Tim Masters (BBC) writes about the sequel to The Adventures of Tintin...
Beautiful Girls with Darker Shades of Grey - 7th November 2011
Michael Hann selected Beautiful Girls as his favourite film...
Not So Smug Ricky Gervais - 8th November 2011
Emma Brockes interview with Ricky Gervais whereby he apologised ...
Brett Ratner is a Moron - 9th November 2011
Curtis M. Wong writes for The Huffington Post about Brett Ratner
Face-Dubbing is always worse than Voice-Dubbing - 15th November 2011
Xan Brooks writes for The Guardian about a dubbed star in Wuthering Heights
James Cameron asks 'What's wrong with Commerce?' - 13th November 2011
James White writes for Empire blog about James Cameron...