IM Pei: an audacious daredevil who built the impossible

May 23, 2019

From his provoking Louvre pyramid to his inverted wedge for Dallas, the Chinese-American architect was too modern for his time but his angular wonders look perfect now So bold were IM Pei’s layouts, they were often regarded as wilfully controversial, designed to shock. But Pei himself never understood it like that. He was possibly the last living link to such founders of modernism as Bauhaus stalwarts Walter Gropius and Marcel…


Brain-Machine Interfaces Could Give Us All Superpowers

May 21, 2019

One rainy day, Bill was journeying his bicycle when the mail truck in front of him suddenly stopped. Bill didn’t. The accident left him paralyzed from the chest down. His autonomy, or what’s left of it, comes from voice powers that let him lower and lift the blinds in his room or adjust the angle of his motorized bed. For all else, he relies on round-the-clock care. Angela Watercutter Film…


Were in a golden age of feminist TV, and dont even need the Bechdel test to prove it

May 19, 2019

Killing Eve, Derry Girls, Glow, Big Little Lies, The Bold Type, Claws: with this sort of variety, female-led proves no longer have to speak for every woman Almost every single show I have watched this year has female supporters. This isn’t because of some pious attempt to correct my predominantly white-hot, male back catalogue. They’re just very good and there’s a lot of them now. When it comes to female…


Game of Thrones Is the Last Great Show to Bring Us Together

May 18, 2019

HBO wants to see you to know that it’s going to be just fine without Game of Thrones. They have, executives insist, tons of provoking new shows forthcoming that viewers will desire. There’s only a small chance the network will lose the entire population of King’s Landing in canceled subscriptions once someone is seated on the Iron Throne. They have plenty of programming and even a Game of Thrones prequel…


Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew dies aged 74

May 17, 2019

Mark Hamill and William Shatner among those pay tribute to Star Wars star: A large-scale guy with a bigger heart The family of Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the original Star Wars franchise, has announced his death on Twitter on Thursday. He was 74. Mayhew died on 30 April in his North Texas home surrounded by his family, #RIPPeterMayhew @TheWookieeRoars May 2, 2019 Mayhew was a minor actor work…


Goodbye Veep: the nastiest, sweariest, funniest show on TV is over

May 16, 2019

Julia Louis-Dreyfus political antiheroine has shared her last-place insult, leaving and behind an audaciously meanspirited comedy that will stand the test of time In politics, the saying proceeds that everyone obsess Washington is as murderer as House of Card, and wants to believe it’s as nobly passed as The West Wing. And yet the closest to the truth of developments in the situation, to the idiocy and narcissism and vitriol…


Alternate Endgame: what got cut from the Avengers finale?

May 14, 2019

The record-breaking Marvel blockbuster may have sprawled over 182 minutes but still, there were key minutes that didnt make the cut With Avengers: Endgame ending its third weekend of world domination with its self-imposed” vigorously denying early guesses that it would be called Endgame. Another favorite guess was Avengers: Infinity Gauntlet- a direct acceptance of the original comic book series from which the story takes the bulk of its inspiration….


The Projectionist review Abel Ferrara’s wistful, indulgent ode to cinema

May 14, 2019

In a loving yet overlong film, the director searches back on 1970 s New York and how movie-watching has changed Of Martin Scorsese’s classic Taxi Driver, the cinema critic Ty Burr once wrote,” Before Times Square was a Disneyfied tourist heaven, children, it was hell .” The New York of the 1970 s had the dangerous splendour of a well-polished razor blade, with hedonism and crime simultaneously reaching a hysterical…


Teen suicides rose after Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why aired, US study shows

May 12, 2019

New study encountered 28.9% increase in suicides among Americans aged 10 -1 7 in month after liberation of the controversial teen drama A brand-new investigate has been established that suicide among adolescents rose by 28.9% in the month after Netflix launched 13 Reasons Why. The condemned upon liberate by mental health issues campaigners and psychiatrists. Experts claimed that the display romanticised suicide and could to be translated into copycat behaviour….


Buffing up Bond: when it’s time to send for the script doctor

May 11, 2019

As Phoebe Waller-Bridge puts a spring in Bond 25 s step, we salute the craft of Hollywoods rewrite maestros, from Carrie Fisher to Quentin Tarantino Script doctors are the well-remunerated but mostly unsung heroes of the cinema world-wide, typically brought in to pep up lacklustre dialogue, assistance fingernail that difficult third behave and generally give the movie an extra touch of class. Recruited from the ranks of established/ red-hot novelists,…