Welcome Film & Fandom

On this blog you’ll find my thoughts about film and fandom. There will be film reviews, reflections on fandom, pop culture, upcoming films and other nerdy topics. The blog is both personal, sometimes deeply so, and professional.

This blog is also an experiment that came out of my personal passion and academic studies in film and fandom. With both film and marketing educations behind me, I’ve realized that there is often a certain disconnect between passionate fans of iconic franchises and the companies delivering them. But can this gap be bridged? Let’s find out!

Life as a Star Wars fan

Star Wars, or at least, the Skywalker Saga, ended late last year. Watching the final chapter of the saga that startet 42 years ago (fun fact: I’m three days younger than the premiere of the first film), I was left elated, overjoyed, but also strangely relieved. I loved this film, as I have loved all the Star Wars films that

My favorite tv and streaming series of 2019

The new year is upon us, and with it, the decade is coming to a close. The decade has seen the increase in streaming services rising to dominate the home entertainment industry, while gradually pushing regular television broadcasts and DVD/Bluray sales to the side. I’ve been watching a lot of series this year, maybe more than usual, and even though

The Many Adaptations of War of the Worlds

The classic novel, The War of the Worlds by HG Wells, is arguably one of the most influental pieces of science fiction ever written. Released in 1897, first in serial format and a year later as a novel, it paved the way for other science fiction writers, and later, film makers. It is the foundation of a whole sub-genre of

China’s Influence on Hollywood

People sometimes ask me why I think the mainstream film industry is so thoroughly dominated by sequels, remakes and prequels, or that every film that comes out seems to be based on some kind of book or other medium like computer games and even board games (yes… there is a Monopoly film in the works). These days, we rarely see

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