Comic to Kino Issue #1: Tony Stark and Disney’s Path to Monopolisation

“We should not question his motives, he is a superhero, they save the day— end of discussion.” In the first instalment of his column, Joel Whitaker explores the connection between an iconic character and a global media conglomerate.

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Pride 2022 – Flip Screen’s Recent LGBTQ+ Media Faves

From under-the-radar comedies to emotionally stirring period dramas, and everything in between, here’s what some of the Flip Screen team had to say about the recent shows and films with LGBTQ+ themes and characters that resonated with them.

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The Death Of The Adventure Movie

Adventure movies have provided some of cinema’s most iconic stories, but they’ve also been on a decline decades in the making

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Reflections from the Year of the Movie Musical

“What makes a good movie musical? If 2021 taught us anything, it’s that the musical form isn’t enough — it’s about the artistry involved.”

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‘Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones’ (2002) Has More Force 20 Years Later

One of Star Wars’ most divisive instalments has reached 20 years, and its best aspects stands out more than ever

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‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ (2021) and ‘Scream’ (2022): Fan Service That Matters

Fan service could have been the detriment of both ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ (2021) and ‘Scream’ (2022) but ends up being an advantage.

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Bringing Back the Erotic Thriller

A genre long considered passé is coming back into the limelight. Streaming is the final destination for the erotic thriller. As a genre no longer popular with theatergoers, or so studios think, erotic thrillers have had to latch onto other means of distribution. Since about the late 00’s, thrillers in general have fallen out of…

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Pierce Brosnan Provides The Ultimate Bond Marathon (And Not Just For Christmas)

“Even people who find that the films push their buttons will probably find them an enjoyable hate-watch, so committed are they to their particular brand of non-stop entertainment.”

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Future Cult Classics Born in 2021

“What I can see is the cult cinema of tomorrow: the films that genre freaks and film school contrarians will use to enhance their Letterboxd favorites with the aura of obscure good taste.”

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