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

Shutter Island review

Michael Leader Review Feb 13, 2010

Martin Scorsese reunites with Leonard DiCaprio for the film of Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island. But is it any good? Here's our spoiler-free review...

Ponyo (dubbed) review

Ponyo
Michael Leader Review Feb 12, 2010

Hayao Miyazaki's latest, Ponyo, finally arrives in the UK. Has it kept the Studio Ghibli flag flying high?

Beyond The Pole review

Michael Leader Review Feb 10, 2010

A wonderfully insane British movie with a whole heap of charm, Michael finds Beyond The Pole a real treat...

Away We Go DVD review

Michael Leader Review Feb 2, 2010

A film that's small in scale, sizeable in achievement. Michael celebrates Sam Mendes' Away We Go on DVD...

Edge Of Darkness review

Michael Leader Review Jan 28, 2010

Mel Gibson returns to the big screen in Edge Of Darkness. Has it been worth the wait? We sent Michael to find out...

Burma VJ DVD review

Michael Leader Review Jan 26, 2010

A fascinating, important documentary, and one that manages to highlight just how powerful the media can be. Michael reviews Burma VJ...

A Prophet review

Michael Leader Review Jan 20, 2010

Michael settles back for the first great movie of 2010 - it's A Prophet (Un Prophete)...

OSS 117: Lost In Rio review

Michael Leader Review Jan 13, 2010

How about a French comedy to cheer up January? Michael checks out OSS 117: Lost In Rio to see if it can raise a smile...

Visiting The Movieum

Movieum
Michael Leader News Jan 6, 2010

Michael takes a look at a London attraction that's a haven for movie geeks...

The Road review

Michael Leader Review Jan 6, 2010

How does John Hillcoat's film of Cormac McCarthy's The Road measure up? We sent Michael to find out...

Exam review

Michael Leader Review Jan 5, 2010

An intriguing-sounding British indie film, Exam struggles to live up to its premise...

Avatar: producer Jon Landau interview

Michael Leader Interview Dec 17, 2009

Michael sits down in a roundtable interview with Avatar producer Jon Landau. He talks money, Murdoch, and a bit of Avatar 2...

Easy Rider Blu-ray review

Michael Leader Review Dec 15, 2009

Michael takes a cinematic classic for a high definition spin, as he reviews Easy Rider on Blu-ray...

Avatar: James Cameron, Jon Landau and cast press conference

Michael Leader News Dec 15, 2009

James Cameron, Signourney Weaver et al talk Avatar at the press conference for the film's launch...

Avatar review

Michael Leader Review Dec 11, 2009

Has James Cameron changed the face of cinema? Michael Leader dons his 3D glasses and settles back to watch Avatar...

Avatar: Stephen Lang interview

Michael Leader Interview Dec 11, 2009

What's it like as an actor working for James Cameron? We asked Stephen Lang, aka Colonel Quaritch of Avatar...

Disgrace review

Michael Leader Review Nov 30, 2009

How does 1999 Booker prize winner Disgrace fare on the big screen? We sent Michael along to find out...

We Live in Public review

Michael Leader Review Nov 12, 2009

A documentary about Internet visionary Josh Harris, We Live In Public proves to be interesting but far from perfect...

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 launch

Michael Leader News Nov 10, 2009

Michael pops along to the midnight launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in London. And here's what happened...

Harry Brown review

Michael Leader Review Nov 9, 2009

Michael Caine is on cracking form, as Harry Brown proves to be one of the most impressive films of the year...

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