gabriel wheway

Moving the goalposts: can football really commit to the climate crisis?

16th November 2021

The climate crisis is hitting football, now it can lead the way by taking the radical steps to create a carbon-neutral world. For a sector of society that is supposedly so adept at harnessing communities, cities and even countries, football often appears strangely weak at empowering action on the issues which matter most. Perhaps, this ...

No Time to Die: Craig’s curtain call

1st November 2021

Gabriel notes Daniel Craig, in No Time To Die, confronts the character of James Bond’s typical emotional neglect through this movie’s more poignant arc, in which he is more often seen cuddling rather than tackling Kalashnikovs on a Kawasaki. CW: Spoilers Daniel Craig’s service as a double 0 has come to a histrionic yet measured ...

Review: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

15th October 2021

The first Asian American centred Marvel story is dominating the box office, but will it win any awards? Probably not. Director Destin Daniel Cretton had the canny expertise to realise that the key to success with a special effects-driven, thrilling martial arts extravaganza is not the overwhelming CGI; it’s the basic, humanised nitty-gritty stuff. Textured ...