Dylan Morrow

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Learning to learn: six language tips for traveling abroad

Last semester I had the opportunity to live in Florence, Italy, a city famed for its food, fine arts, and fashion. But during my time here what I was really interested in was the language. As an itinerant educator - and a linguist to boot - I have always had the lofty goal of learning the language …

Suicide Squad review – in dire need of real evil

One of the main factors in the making of a truly great comic book movie is the quality of the villain. It’s no coincidence that the most favourably reviewed superhero movie of all time, <i>The Dark Knight</i>, also contains the definitive bad guy: Heath Ledger’s chillingly demented Joker. Likewise, the …

Comic Books

Suicide Squad: A new Joker, Harley Quinn and Cara Delevingne – discuss with spoilers

Critics, what do they know? Jumped-up, privileged, entitled bunch of phonies the lot of them! And especially when it comes to the extended DC universe, of which David Ayer’s Suicide Squad is the latest instalment to be roundly pummelled, battered and exiled to the comic-book equivalent of Siberia …

Harley Quinn

Suicide Squad makes Con Air look inspired. It's time for a blockbuster face-lift

Our writer-at-large saw DC’s critically panned film and thinks it’s emblematic of Hollywood’s superhero inertia. His solution: let Yorgos Lanthimos have a go<p>Warner Bros’ marketing department is probably having a hell of a time finding positive quotes for their latest DC Comics-inspired critical …

Facelifts

How Zac Efron went from first crush to comedy beefcake

Don’t laugh, but Zac Efron is shaping up to be one of the funniest actors in American cinema today. When he starred in 2014’s Bad Neighbours as a hot-but-dim party animal whose shindigs make life hell for the nice couple next door, it was a light-bulb moment. Efron was a scream: who knew? Only a …

Film Industry

From Suicide Squad to The Killing Joke: does DC have a problem with women?

Anyone who thinks Suicide Squad’s treatment of Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn as a teenage boy’s wet dream is a first - one critic recently described the movie’s reading of the character as like “damaged dolly jerk-off material” - should try reading the 2007 graphic novel Preludes and Knock-Knock …

Comic Books

Man of Steel 2 set to fly into cinemas

Man of Steel 2 has been put into active development at Warner Bros, according to a source involved with the project.<p>From Suicide Squad to Batman v Superman, why are DC’s films so bad?<p>Read more<p>The news of a sequel to Zack Snyder’s 2013 Superman outing arrives after a record-breaking opening weekend …

Man of Steel

Crime pays: DC's Suicide Squad tops UK box office with £11.25m

<b>The winner: Suicide Squad</b><p>Critics may have been largely unimpressed, but Suicide Squad defied sunny skies to deliver a robust UK opening of £11.25m from 573 cinemas. The film’s most apt comparison is probably Guardians of the Galaxy, because both comic-book properties were little known to broad …

Film Industry

Sausage Party review – Seth Rogen's surprisingly tasty supermarket sweep

Talk about fresh. Seth Rogen’s naughty food cartoon Sausage Party is, like much of his best work, deceptive packaging. The script he and his usual collaborator Evan Goldberg have written (in conjunction with Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir) seems, at first, to trade solely on anthropomorphised food …

Toy Story