In this series, Team FC scours the best of the internet every week to bring you a list of great reads, watches and more, from the world of film and entertainment.
Dilip Kumar, Indian Film Star Who Brought Realism to Bollywood, Dies at 98
Baradwaj Rangan’s obituary for Dilip Kumar in the New York Times pays tribute to the great star’s early commitment to method acting and position in the holy trinity of himself, Raj Kapoor and Dev Anand. You can read it here.
How Space Scenes Have Evolved Over 120 Years
When making movies set in space, filmmakers have had to get creative portraying elements such as zero gravity, space travel and the surface of the moon. This video examines space travel in the movies from early films like A Trip to the Moon (1902), through Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, to modern-day milestones like Gravity and First Man.
Where Are All the Action Heroes?
This essay argues that Chris Pratt may be appearing in action films like The Tomorrow War, but he just doesn’t have the screen presence to be the kind of lasting, influential and instantly recognisable action star that Liam Neeson and Tom Cruise, say, were/are. You can read it here.
Every Superpower From Zack Snyder’s Justice League Explained By the VFX Supervisor
In this video, John ‘D.J.’ Des Jardin, the VFX supervisor for Zack Snyder’s Justice League, explains what went into creating the various superpowers for the heroes and villains of Snyder’s four-hour magnum opus.
Queer readings of The Lord of the Rings
The iconic LOTR films are now twenty years old. In this detailed essay, writer Molly Ostertag mines the films for queer subtexts, including in the relationship between Frodo and Sam. You can read it here.