The death of Captain America

No More Heroes Any More – The Death of Captain America

In a genre where finales are rarely final, and resurrections are a daily occurrence, why did the death of comic book hero Captain America garner such widespread attention?   Captain America is dead. Again. Probably. Indefinitely. For the foreseeable future. Until comic sales begin to flag yet again. To the embittered fan acclimatised to the […]

John Constantine: Hellblazer

John Constantine: Hellblazer – Empathy is the Enemy / The Red Right Hand Review

2006, DC/Vertigo Writer: Denise Mina Art: Leonardo Manco, Cristiano Cucina Colours: Lee Loughridge Letters: Jared K. Fletcher Of Vertigo’s prestigious catalogue, Hellblazer has always remained the most accessible title. John Constantine’s popularity can be contributed to the character’s strict adhesion to the noir genre. A paranormal Philip Marlowe, Constantine is an empty vessel with little […]

The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen)

The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen) Film Review

2006 Dir: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck Script: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck Cast: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur 1984 East Germany, Keen Stasi agent Gerd Wiesler (Mühe) is assigned to spy on playwright Georg Dreyman (Koch), who is suspected of Western learnings. Monitoring Dreyman and partner Christa-Marie’s (Gedeck) every activity from an attic […]

Schindler's List

Schindler’s List Film Review

1993 Director: Stephen Spileberg Script: Steven Zaillian Cast: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagalle, Embeth Davidtz Despite, or due to its controversial subject matter, Schindler’s List received unanimous praise on release. Considered the most realistic cinematic depiction of the Holocaust, this frank picture, its imagery almost documentary at times, is remarkable […]