The Amazon bestseller Bohemian Rhapsody: The Inside Story, published worldwide in October 2018 to coincide with the release of the movie. Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor wrote the foreword.
Feature on director Corin Hardy’s Conjuring spin-off The Nun, from exclusive access to the set in Transylvania. Empire, September 2018. Click here for the PDF.
Feature on the ridiculous history of the Death Wish series. Includes interviews with Eli Roth, Alex Winter and Edgar Wright. Empire, April 2018. Click here for the PDF.
Alien: Augmented Reality Survival Manual, published in the UK and and the US in October 2017. The “Augmented Reality” aspect refers to an award-winning app that makes the book interactive.
Feature on War For the Planet of the Apes, based on days of exclusive access in Vancouver and Los Angeles. Includes interviews with Matt Reeves, Andy Serkis and Woody Harrelson. Empire, July 2017. Click here for the PDF.
Feature on the live-action Ghost in the Shell, the writing of which took me to Wellington and Tokyo. Includes interviews with Scarlett Johansson and Takeshi Kitano. Empire, April 2017. Click here for the PDF.
Deconstructing Stone. Feature on the director Oliver Stone, timed for the release of Snowden. Includes interviews with Josh Brolin, John C. McGinley and Eric Bogosian. Empire, October 2016.
Feature on the grand folly of On Deadly Ground, Steven Seagal’s only film (to date) as director. Empire, August 2016.
Who Killed The Last Boy Scout? Feature on Tony Scott’s chaotic action classic: the story of the battle of egos between Scott, Joel Silver, Bruce Willis and Shane Black. The Telegraph, 31 May, 2016.
Feature on the Coen Brothers. Includes interviews with George Clooney, Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, Billy Bob Thornton, Tilda Swinton and other Coen regulars. Empire, March 2016.
Feature on the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton, from exclusive access to the LA set. Includes interviews with Ice Cube, director F. Gary Gray and cast. Empire, September 2015, later posted online at Cube’s request.
Feature on Fast & Furious 7 from exclusive access in LA. Includes interviews with James Wan, Vin Diesel and most of the principal F&F cast. Empire, April 2015. Click here for the PDF.
The Last Video Shop. A feature for The Guardian (7 October, 2014) about 20th Century Flicks: a long-established indie still renting DVD and VHS in my home town of Bristol.
Feature on the strange history of St Bride’s, a 1980s programming house that doubled as a boarding school-themed women’s retreat. GamesTM, January 2014.
Feature on the history of Fangoria magazine, written for an Empire horror special. Includes interviews with several former editors. Empire, April 2013. Click here for the PDF.
Feature for James Bond’s 50th anniversary on the opening sequence of GoldenEye. Includes interviews with director Martin Campbell and other cast and crew. Empire, June 2012, later posted online.
Feature on the making of Stand By Me, including interviews with Rob Reiner, Corey Feldman, Will Wheaton and other cast and crew. Empire, August 2011. Click here for the PDF.
Feature on the phenomenon of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy. Written in anticipation of David Fincher’s film of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Empire, December 2010. Click here for the PDF.
Feature on the unwieldy Highlander franchise, covering the five movies plus the TV series. Includes interviews with Russell Mulcahy and Adrian Paul. Empire, July 2009. Click here for the PDF.