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Superhero Films Backlash

Quentin Tarantino is the latest in a list of directors who have recently criticised superhero films, saying that he would never be involved in one because “you have to be a hired hand to do those things”. Martin Scorsese famously received backlash in 2019 for similarly saying that Marvel films are not cinema. I am […]


The Role of Women in the Films of Martin Scorsese

There’s no denying that film director Martin Scorsese vividly celebrates a man’s world through the lens of male friendships and machismo. But what does this mean for his female characters? As a consequence of Scorsese’s interest in the macho male protagonist, his female actors, more often than not, are sidelined to auxiliary roles which usually […]