James Clayton

The James Clayton Column: the intertextual movie character encounter

James Clayton News Mar 1, 2012

As McG’s This Means War pits Tom Hardy against Chris Pine, James Clayton looks forward to seeing Kirk and Bane face off in an intertextual movie encounter…

The James Clayton Column: terrifying hotels in the movies

James Clayton News Feb 23, 2012

In this week’s column, James looks back at the phenomenon of terrifying hotels in the movies, from The Shining to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel...

The James Clayton Column: make me a Marvel

James Clayton News Feb 16, 2012

Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance kicks off the year’s comic book movies, leading James to wonder, which Marvel character should he transform into first…?

The James Clayton Column: New York City, horror hotspot

James Clayton News Feb 9, 2012

Oscar-nominated drama Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close is the starting point for James’ column this week, as he delves into the movie history of New York…

The James Clayton Column: haunted by Harry Potter

James Clayton News Feb 2, 2012

As Hammer’s excellent The Woman In Black opens in the UK, James wonders, is Daniel Radcliffe haunted by the Harry Potter franchise…?

The James Clayton Column: Liam Neeson versus wolves and cult concept cocktail moviemaking

James Clayton News Jan 26, 2012

Inspired by Liam Neeson’s tussle with wolves in The Grey, James comes up with a few similar ideas. Sir Ben Kingsley versus polar bears, anyone…?

The James Clayton Column: analysing the Michael Fassbender addiction

James Clayton News Jan 19, 2012

In this week’s column, James salutes the work of Michael Fassbender, from his remarkable turn in Hunger to this year’s Shame…

The James Clayton Column: a few alternatives to War Horse

James Clayton News Jan 5, 2012

War Pigs? War Totoro? As Spielberg’s War Horse hoofs into cinemas, James comes up with a few alternative battle and animal movie combinations…

The James Clayton Column: take a bow, film year 2011

James Clayton News Dec 15, 2011

As 2011 draws to a close, James looks back over the year’s films, and concocts his very own awards ceremony to celebrate the best of them…

The James Clayton Column: The Thing is just the thing for the festive season

James Clayton News Dec 8, 2011

Looking for an alternative Christmas movie? James explains why John Carpenter’s The Thing is the perfect festive flick…