The Matrix

How to spot an undercover agent (according to the movies)

Wil Jones Feature Sep 3, 2015

To salute the release of American Ultra, we hunt down the subtle ways to spot an undercover agent on the big screen...

Mr Robot episode 1 review: eps1.0_hellofriend.mov

Frances Roberts Review Jun 26, 2015

Promising new USA Network cyber-hacking drama Mr Robot may be a throwback to the late-nineties, but that's no bad thing...

Have kung fu films lost their punch?

Katie Wong Feature Apr 29, 2015

Since its heyday, kung fu seems to be giving way to other action genres, but could it be making a comeback?

The top 12 virtual reality movies of the 1990s

Ryan Lambie Odd List Mar 10, 2015

The Lawnmower Man. The Matrix. Brainscan? We try to rank all the virtual reality films the 1990s had to offer...

Comparing the virtual realms of Inception and eXistenZ

Ryan Lambie Feature Mar 10, 2015

Although released over a decade apart, Christopher Nolan's Inception shares many parallels with David Cronenberg's cult sci-fi, eXistenZ...

Storytelling techniques we rarely see in the movies anymore

Ryan Lambie Odd List Oct 14, 2014

From long credits to bullet time, here are a few techniques and film conventions we don't see in the movies these days...

50 bizarre examples of movie tie-ins and merchandise

Wil Jones Odd List Sep 26, 2014

Movie merchandise is big business. But some people will try and slap the name of The Avengers or Batman on anything...

Looking back at the Matrix sequels

Mark Harrison Feature May 30, 2014

Mark looks back at the much-reviled Matrix sequels and asks: what went wrong?

How the year 1999 changed cinema forever

Simon Brew Feature Apr 25, 2014

From Star Wars and Austin Powers to Magnolia and Being John Malkovich, 1999 was a turning point in mainstream cinema. Here's why...

10 dark edgy blockbusters that got through the studio system

Simon Brew Top 10 Mar 21, 2014

Movie studios like their films to be pretty safe. But every now and then, an expensive, dark and edgy project comes through the system...

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