Top Gun Maverick: A meta monument to the myth of Tom Cruise, the best action blockbuster since Mission Impossible Fallout

In 2020, audio of Tom Cruise yelling at crew members for violating pandemic protocols on the (then untitled) Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One set was leaked online. In his rant, which rivaled a similar one that Christian Bale had unleashed more than a decade prior while making Terminator Salvation, Cruise threatened to fire … Read more

Tron Legacy: Before Top Gun Maverick, director Joseph Kosinski made one of the most audacious big-budget debuts of all time

The common belief these days, as it has been for some years now, is that Tom Cruise No longer works with directors that he can’t push around. This didn’t always use to be the case. Early in his career, Cruise appeared to be checking off directors on his wish-list with the fevered mania of a … Read more

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, and More: May Movie Guide to OTT and Cinemas

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness — the next Marvel Cinematic Universe adventure, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen leading the line — is easily the biggest movie in May 2022. Ticket sales have been open for weeks, which is a rare thing for movies in India, but Hollywood is clearly setting the trends … Read more