Dylan Bailey

Film

Michael Collins: A fun but misleading piece of pseudohistory

In 1996, Neil Jordan (The Crying Game, Interview with the Vampire) directed Michael Collins, a biopic focusing on the life of the titular Irish revolutionary. This film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and remains a much-loved depiction of an influential time in history. As a stickler for biopics, I personally adore…

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Blade: the most underrated superhero film of the last twenty years

Black Panther: praised for its ‘unprecedented’ inclusion of a black lead in a superhero film. Deadpool: lauded as the first commercially successful R-rated Marvel movie. And yet, neither of these films deserve the credit. Both honours belong to director Stephen Norrington’s 1998 horror-action film, Blade. With the movie celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, one…