I just finished watching the third and final series of the British/French cop show, The Tunnel (a remake of the Danish/Swedish show, The Bridge), starring the excellent Stephen Dillane and Clémence Poésy. It got me thinking about fan service versus fan disservice, or what I’m going to refer to as fan-punching-in-face (just because it’s more… Continue reading Drawing the line between fan service and fan-punching-in-face: an examination of The Tunnel, Line of Duty, Game of Thrones, and Star Wars
Category: Movie Reviews
Hey 2019. The year Game of Thrones and Star Wars end. And…
... Million Eyes begins! Yes, yes, yes, I totally realise that I’m making it sound like my forthcoming conspiracy thriller novel Million Eyes is going to be the next BIG thing. I’m under no illusions how unlikely and pipe dreamy that is. I’m confident that a lot of people will enjoy Million Eyes given the subject… Continue reading Hey 2019. The year Game of Thrones and Star Wars end. And…
Movie Review – Zootropolis – Disney’s first conspiracy thriller
Warning: this review contains spoilers the size of elephants. 2016’s Zootropolis is the first animated conspiracy thriller to come out of the Mouse House. It’s been called a “conspiracy thriller for children”, but as we all know, most Disney films hold just as much appeal for adults as they do little’uns, if not more. What… Continue reading Movie Review – Zootropolis – Disney’s first conspiracy thriller
Movie Review – Capricorn One (1978)
My extra blog for this week looks at the 1978 film by director Peter Hyams and starring Elliott Gould, Capricorn One. Spoilers ahead! Capricorn One is a government conspiracy thriller based on an idea that the Apollo moon landings were faked, which I explored in a blog a couple of weeks ago. In this case,… Continue reading Movie Review – Capricorn One (1978)
Why is 2011 Princess Diana documentary ‘Unlawful Killing’ still banned?
In 2011, Keith Allen made a documentary supporting the conspiracy theories that surround the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed. This film continues to be banned in the UK and the US in an astonishing victory of censorship over freedom of expression. But why? Anyone who knows me will know that I… Continue reading Why is 2011 Princess Diana documentary ‘Unlawful Killing’ still banned?
10 Great Conspiracy Movies and TV Series
Being a fan of conspiracy theories also makes me a fan of conspiracy movies and TV shows. Those which dramatise famous theories, or centre on government agencies and fictional organisations trying to screw with people’s lives or cover up heinous crimes. Here’s a list of ten conspiracy movies and TV series that are totally worth a… Continue reading 10 Great Conspiracy Movies and TV Series