Category Archive: Film & Television

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

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I treat Ubisoft releases the same way as I do with Lego video game releases. They’re all very similar (or identical) games and so I’ll only play one if that individual title’s theme… Continue reading

Just Cause 3

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Just Cause 3 is an odd beast. Its story and presentation is incredibly ‘old school’, yet many things about it typify a modern video game. On the one hand there is a side-scrolling… Continue reading

Batman: The Telltale Series

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Until the late 1980s the in-universe origin of Batman was somewhat unique. It only had a very basic outline of how Batman became Batman depicted usually across only a few panels. Obviously the… Continue reading

The fundamentals of storytelling and how ‘Doctor Who: The Tsuranga Conundrum’ fails to incorporate them

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Tonight Doctor Who gave us The Tsuranga Conundrum. It stands out from every episode aired so far this series in one main regard: it’s bad and doesn’t function on any level. As usual… Continue reading

Saving Private Ryan: great direction, awkward script (VIDEO)

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  Transcript: Saving Private Ryan is a great film. I do not doubt that. Steven Spielberg’s direction of the battle sequences are incredibly raw, visceral and also comprehensible in spite of a frenetic… Continue reading

Netflix’s The Punisher and Masculinity (VIDEO)

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  Transcript: Last night I finished Marvel’s The Punisher on Netflix. It impressed me. It was probably the best Marvel Netflix show since Jessica Jones. It is flawed, but in its own ways.… Continue reading

Stranger Things 2 Re-View

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Most of the problems with Stranger Things can be summarised by the title of its second season. “Stranger Things 2”. That’s how you label a film, not a television season. The creators of… Continue reading

The reasons I love Batman so much (VIDEO)

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Transcript: If you’ve seen my videos, tweets or my multiple articles on my blog, you’ll notice I love Batman, like, a lot. A lot, a lot, a lot. Sure, tonnes of people love… Continue reading

You should be watching Motherland (VIDEO)

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  Transcript: So I finished watching Motherland last week. It’s a BBC sitcom about overwhelmed mothers (and one father) in a London suburb, trapped by their schedules and the only local coffee shop… Continue reading

Public Enemies Re-View

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This movie has to be an experiment. Its bizarre creative choices can only be explained that way. Director Michael Mann had already shaped crime and action cinema so much before 2009’s Public Enemies.… Continue reading