Michael Leader

Michael Leader is a chocolate digestive-powered writer living in South London. He frequently gets excited about films, comics and video games, and has written about them for Den of Geek since 2009. He is Deputy Editor of Film4.com.

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Recent articles by Michael Leader

Searching For Sugar Man review

Michael Leader Review Jul 26, 2012

Two South African fans seek out their favourite 70s musician in the simple yet compelling documentary, Searching For Sugar Man. Here’s Michael’s review...

Top 10 handheld action RPGs

Michael Leader Feature Jun 25, 2012

Not all RPGs have to be couch-ridden multi-hour epics. We take a look at some of the best role players for mobile gamers...

Lay The Favourite review

Michael Leader Review Jun 22, 2012

Stephen Frears directs Rachel Hall, Bruce Willis and Catherine Zeta Jones in a gambling comedy drama. Here’s Michael’s review of the rather erratic Lay The Favourite...

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter review

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Michael Leader Review Jun 21, 2012

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter proves to be something of a nice surprise...

Robert Weide interview: on making Woody Allen: A Documentary

Michael Leader Interview Jun 14, 2012

With his latest work Woody Allen: A Documentary out now, Michael caught up with filmmaker Robert Weide for a chat about the making of the film...

Woody Allen: A Documentary review

Michael Leader Review Jun 8, 2012

The long and respected career of Woody Allen is charted in this feature-length documentary from the director of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Here’s Michael’s review…

Chris Hopewell & Crispian Mills interview: A Fantastic Fear Of Everything, Simon Pegg, phobias and more

Michael Leader Interview Jun 8, 2012

Ahead of the UK release of A Fantastic Fear Of Everything, Michael met with directors Chris Hopewell and Crispian Mills to chat about its making...

Simon Pegg interview: A Fantastic Fear Of Everything, the Cornetto Trilogy and more

Michael Leader Interview Jun 7, 2012

It’s our pleasure to bring you our interview with Geek favourite and A Fantastic Fear Of Everything star Simon Pegg, who talks here about Edgar Wright, Hollywood and British films, and much more...

The Angels' Share review

Michael Leader Review Jun 1, 2012

Ken Loach's latest, fresh from its Cannes success, arrives in UK cinemas. Here's Michael's take on The Angels' Share...

10 movie writers to put you off writing

Michael Leader Feature Jun 1, 2012

Michael counts down ten movie writers whose fates are enough to put anyone off picking up a pen...

Nick Frost interview: Snow White and the Huntsman, angry dwarfs, and The World's End

Michael Leader Interview May 31, 2012

We caught up with Nick Frost to talk being transformed into a dwarf for Snow White and the Huntsman, Paul, and what he has lined up...

Ray Winstone interview: Snow White And The Huntsman, Rupert Sanders, and The Sweeney

Michael Leader Interview May 31, 2012

Ray Winstone chats to us about Snow White, his hard-man image, and why working with first-time directors gets his, er, balls tingling...

Moonrise Kingdom review

Michael Leader Review May 22, 2012

Frances McDormand, Bill Murray. Bruce Willis and more come together for Moonrise Kingdom. Here's our review of Wes Anderson's latest...

2 Days In New York review

Michael Leader Review May 18, 2012

Julie Delpy stars and directs, alongside Chris Rock, in 2 Days In New York. Here's our review...

Dark Shadows review

Michael Leader Review May 5, 2012

Johnny Depp heads up a starry cast in Tim Burton's latest gothic outing, Dark Shadows. Here's Michael's review...

Damsels In Distress review

Michael Leader Review Apr 26, 2012

Respected writer and director Whit Stillman returns after a lengthy hiatus with Damsels In Distress. Thankfully, Michael writes, the wait's been worth it...

Being Elmo review

Michael Leader Review Apr 26, 2012

The life and times of puppeteer Kevin Clash are brought to the screen in Being Elmo. Here's Michael's review of a charming documentary...

Clark Gregg interview: on playing Agent Phil Coulson in The Avengers

Michael Leader Interview Apr 25, 2012

Agent Phil Coulson is now a major part of the Marvel cinematic universe. Ahead of The Avengers’ release, we spoke to actor Clark Gregg about the role...

Tom Hiddleston interview: The Avengers, modern myths, playing Loki and more

Michael Leader Interview Apr 25, 2012

We jumped at the chance to chat to Loki himself, Tom Hiddleston, ahead of the release of The Avengers. Here’s what he had to say...

Mark Ruffalo interview: The Avengers, fan reactions, and playing The Hulk in six more movies

Michael Leader Interview Apr 25, 2012

In an enlightening interview, actor Mark Ruffalo chats about playing Banner in The Avengers, fan opinion, and the possibility of six more Hulk movies...

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