Atomic Blonde: A Spy Movie Gone Rogue

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Atomic Blonde (directed by David Leitch) is a movie that adores pastiche, but it also adores subverting tropes. It borrows the visual and storytelling language of Bond films and Le Carre novels and… Continue reading

The Dreaded Backlog: Mirror’s Edge

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Sometimes when you play a video game a thought occurs. “I’d like this as a film.” Or you imagine it as a TV series or a comic. I thought that whilst playing Mirror’s… Continue reading

‘Billy’ and the violence of Angel

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More or less everyone has heard of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. More or less anyone with basic analytical skills is aware that Buffy has feminist and anti-misogynistic leanings. Buffy was responsible for a… Continue reading

The Dreaded Backlog: Mass Effect: Andromeda

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This is a tricky game to talk about. Anyone that pays even basic attention to video games media knows of the problems with Mass Effect: Andromeda. It suffered long delays and when it… Continue reading

Should news outlets be entitled to a political bias?

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Modern journalism is – in theory – built on a set of values that ensure you are receiving reputable and accurate news. Unfortunately, the accessible nature of online news, and the simple fact… Continue reading

The Night Manager Re-View

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The BBC has a solid history of adapting le Carré novels. With The Night Manager the BBC manage to make another solid le Carré adaptation. The problem is that it is solid by… Continue reading

The Wonder Woman Movie Dream

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She’s been around seventy-five years. She’s had hundreds of comics or thousands if you include appearances outside her own title. She’s had a campy live action TV show and appeared in many cartoons… Continue reading

The Dreaded Backlog: Doom (2016)

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2016’s Doom feels like the story of my gaming life, except it’s also better than that. As a child I played a lot of Quake and Quake II, quite a bit of Wolfenstein… Continue reading

The Dreaded Backlog: Injustice: Gods Among Us

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I’m not good at fighting games. I can do the button bashing Tekken thing, I just feel dirty doing it. I enjoyed the slightly more complex Dead or Alive games, but they have… Continue reading

What Netflix can learn from The Crown

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It is starting to feel a lot like the end of the golden era of Netflix’s original content. Whilst a lot of it is still quality work the sheen is starting to dull… Continue reading