Interplay


Halfway through my time as an undergraduate, my perception of critical analysis was changed thanks to a Film Studies module I took. From there, I went on to study Adaptations in my post-graduate years, tackling adaptations of popular books, comics, and videogames into other media (generally movies and television shows). Taking its name from my PhD thesis, Interplay articles are lengthy, essay-like pieces designed to discuss adaptations in their many forms and, as a result, only tend to be published two or three times a year.


Talking Movies [Sci-Fi Sunday]: Ant-Man

January sees the celebration of two notable dates in science-fiction history, with January 2 christened “National Science Fiction Day” to coincide with the birth date of the world renowned sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov, and HAL 9000, the sophisticated artificial intelligence of Arthur C. Clarke’s seminal 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), being created on 12 January. … Continue reading Talking Movies [Sci-Fi Sunday]: Ant-Man

Talking Movies [Sci-Fi Sunday]: The Lawnmower Man: Director’s Cut

January sees the celebration of two notable dates in science-fiction history, with January 2 christened “National Science Fiction Day” to coincide with the birth date of the world renowned sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov, and HAL 9000, the sophisticated artificial intelligence of Arthur C. Clarke’s seminal 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), being created on 12 January. … Continue reading Talking Movies [Sci-Fi Sunday]: The Lawnmower Man: Director’s Cut

Talking Movies: Spider-Man: No Way Home [SPOILERS!]

Released: 17 December 2021Director: Jon WattsDistributor: Sony Pictures ReleasingBudget: $200 millionStars: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, Jamie Foxx, and Benedict Cumberbatch The Plot:After having his secret identity publicly outed, Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Holland) finds himself branded a murderer and hounded at every turn. In a bid to return his life to something … Continue reading Talking Movies: Spider-Man: No Way Home [SPOILERS!]

Talking Movies: Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

Released: 24 November 2021Director: Johannes RobertsDistributor: Sony Pictures ReleasingBudget: $25 millionStars: Kaya Scodelario, Avan Jogia, Donal Logue, Robbie Amell, Hannah John-Kamen, Tom Hopper, and Neal McDonough The Plot:In the year 1998, the grim post-industrial town of Raccoon City has just lost its biggest employer, the Umbrella Corporation. While college student Claire Redfield (Scodelario) believes Umbrella … Continue reading Talking Movies: Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

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