Should super-heroes work alone or should they be part of a team? I ask because the biggest movie of the last few months has been Marvel’s big-budget Avengers blockbuster. Despite early skepticism, Marvel has managed to make the team-up of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, Nick Fury, the Hulk and the Black Widow work. Read more

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There is an unwritten rule of cinema and TV direction. It goes something like this: if you are making a period picture or TV series then you must settle on a tone. Read more

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A week or so ago, just before the new Steven Spielberg Tintin film was released in India, I spoke to a top fashion photographer about the movie. Tintin had been a favourite of mine for many decades, I said, and I couldn’t wait for the film to be released. Read more

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I’ve written before about the way in which the Jason Bourne movies shook up the world of James Bond. Read more

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