Movie Opinion Editor's Picks

  • Was Elizabeth Banks right to criticize Spielberg? Are his movies too male dominated?

    Earlier this week, Elizabeth Banks criticized legendary director Stephen Spielberg for the lack of female leads in his films. The actress his since apologized, but did she have a valid case? Are Spielberg and fellow male filmmakers guilty of favoring roles for men? Let’s consider…
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  • The Green-Light | My long, torturous relationship with Trainspotting

    Everyone I’ve spoken to seems to love Trainspotting, and so they should. But twenty-one years after its first release, approximately ten years since my first viewing of it, and two months since my re-watch, why don’t I love it too?
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Action Movie Opinion

  • The Green-Light | To Edit Tarantino is to Kill Him

    A recent re-edit of Django Unchained teaches us why we love our favourite movies — warts and all.
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  • What does Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 need to do to keep the franchise fresh?

    Seeing how Guardians of the Galaxy was such a unique product, it won’t be easy for Vol. 2 to keep the franchise fresh, but not impossible. Here are just a few suggestions for director James Gunn and company…
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Adventure Movie Opinion

  • The Green-Light | Rogue One's Greatest Gift

    For real drama to take place, it needs characters to go to extreme places.
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  • What does Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 need to do to keep the franchise fresh?

    Seeing how Guardians of the Galaxy was such a unique product, it won’t be easy for Vol. 2 to keep the franchise fresh, but not impossible. Here are just a few suggestions for director James Gunn and company…
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Drama Movie Opinion

  • The Green-Light | Why Jackie is a great biopic - but not a great film

    Larraín’s films typically make certain that the medium is the message – but here, it’s an ethos that gets tangled in the telling.
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  • The Green-Light | My long, torturous relationship with Trainspotting

    Everyone I’ve spoken to seems to love Trainspotting, and so they should. But twenty-one years after its first release, approximately ten years since my first viewing of it, and two months since my re-watch, why don’t I love it too?
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  • The Green-Light | Why Silence could be Martin Scorsese’s best film

    Welcome to The Green–Light, a column from Gary Green. Find within spittle-flecked passion and encyclopaedic insight on everything to do with the movies.


    Yes, the title to this piece alone invites controversy. How could any film directed by Martin Scorsese possibly be better than the likes of Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, or Goodfellas? My answer is simple: Jesus.

    Or more accurately, The…
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  • Tobias Lindholm's A War, and Why the Danes are so Great

    Perhaps aside from France, you could argue that the second nation producing the most consistent stream of remarkable cinematic offerings in Europe is Denmark. This week marks the release of another fine film to come out of this great nation: the Academy Award nominated Best Foreign Language Film, political drama, A War.
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Comedy Movie Opinion

  • The Green-Light | My long, torturous relationship with Trainspotting

    Everyone I’ve spoken to seems to love Trainspotting, and so they should. But twenty-one years after its first release, approximately ten years since my first viewing of it, and two months since my re-watch, why don’t I love it too?
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Sci-fi Movie Opinion

  • The Green-Light | Rogue One's Greatest Gift

    For real drama to take place, it needs characters to go to extreme places.
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  • What does Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 need to do to keep the franchise fresh?

    Seeing how Guardians of the Galaxy was such a unique product, it won’t be easy for Vol. 2 to keep the franchise fresh, but not impossible. Here are just a few suggestions for director James Gunn and company…
    Read More »

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Fantasy Movie Opinion

  • The Green-Light | My long, torturous relationship with Trainspotting

    Everyone I’ve spoken to seems to love Trainspotting, and so they should. But twenty-one years after its first release, approximately ten years since my first viewing of it, and two months since my re-watch, why don’t I love it too?
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  • The Green-Light | Rogue One's Greatest Gift

    For real drama to take place, it needs characters to go to extreme places.
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  • Disney's live-action Snow White - money-maker or crowd-pleaser? Our case for the live-action remake

    Where cynics may perceive this as being a mere money-maker, can these re-imaginings not be instead taken as crowd-pleasers?
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Thriller Movie Opinion

  • The Green-Light | Split and M. Night Shyamalan’s Terribly Exciting Promise

    Something has happened that I thought would never happen again: an M. Night Shyamalan movie has excited me.
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Horror Movie Opinion

  • The Green-Light | Split and M. Night Shyamalan’s Terribly Exciting Promise

    Something has happened that I thought would never happen again: an M. Night Shyamalan movie has excited me.
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