What is it that makes a person become a ruthless leader? Is it a traumatising experience in their adult years? Or is it something that is instilled in them in their childhood? Historians have argued over what makes a person hunger for power for many years, and their answers can differ greatly. But Brady Corbet […]

Star Trek is a massively successful franchise which opened its first frontier with a TV space opera exactly 50 years ago, and has since spun off seven TV shows (with the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery) and also – Star Trek Beyond included –  13 feature films. Star Trek Beyond is the third instalment of the […]

Someone once said that “There is something about the Himalayas not possessed by the Alps, something unseen and unknown, a charm that pervades every hour spent among them, a mystery intriguing and disturbing. Confronted by them, a man loses his grasp of ordinary things, perceiving himself as immortal, an entity capable of outdistancing all changes, […]

Welcome to Maggie’s bubble. It is a very genre-specific bubble; that of quirky intellectuals, and Springsteen- and Žižek-loving academics/anthropologists in the cold-but-all-warm-inside New York. We’ve visited similar bubbles before with some other (famous) directors, so we can feel right at home as we gently descend into this subtly-woven, but then also occasionally in-your-face (in an […]