Genre Tropes Vs. Homage Vs. Plagiarism

The films of 2018, and various debates surrounding them, have been increasingly making me wonder about the difference between genre tropes, homage, and just uninspired laziness. I definitely think there’s a defined difference, and I think this past year, in particular, we’ve gotten a lot of the latter. It looks as though the trend may …

Kingsman 3 Filming in Early 2019

I’m a massive fan of both Kingsman films. Kingsman: The Secret Service was an incredibly well made, superbly directed, funny, and thrilling spy film that came out in the same year as SPECTRE and blew it out of the water. Kingsman: The Golden Circle was a slightly inferior, but insanely entertaining follow-up, and was one …

You Shouldn’t Stare: The Ladies of Daniel Craig’s Bond

“I’m the money.” “Every penny of it.” Bond Girls are an institution. Beloved, envied, and expected in each new installment, they’re a crucial part of the long-standing formula. Do the ladies of the modern era stand up to the likes of Tracy and Octopussy? Let’s find out. (Read our discussion of the Bond Girls of …