The Dreaded Backlog: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

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I’ve always viewed the Assassin’s Creed games like the Lego games. They’re all very similar and my interest is only piqued by a particular setting. Just as I only tend to play Lego… Continue reading

The Dreaded Backlog: Mirror’s Edge Catalyst

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I was not optimistic about Mirror’s Edge Catalyst going in. I heard it was an unnecessary reboot. I heard its combat was flawed and its open world was boring. I heard the characters… Continue reading

Drive is Perfect

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Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive is one of those rare creatures that is a classic upon arrival, at least amongst film buffs anyway. It still receives both critical and audience gushing as time goes… Continue reading

Superman (1978) Re-View

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Superhero movies are all over the place these days, obviously. The 1978 Superman movie is an inspiration for many of them. Its earnestness is a clear inspiration on modern greats like Sam Raimi’s… Continue reading

The Dreaded Backlog: Quantum Break

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Quantum Break is several sets of good ideas, all competently executed, then all thrown together. A lot of the experience is a simple third person cover shooting and story-heavy cinematic driven game, comparable… Continue reading

The Dreaded Backlog: Dear Esther: Landmark Edition

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Last time I played a famous walking simulator it did not end well. However, I have to say that I adored Dear Esther. Something I complained about in Virginia was that it had… Continue reading

The narcissistic ‘pride’ within reactionary beliefs

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Today I am writing a relatively brief piece about a trend of self-indulgent pride I’ve noticed within the attitudes of those who express reactionary beliefs. This is gonna be kinda off-the-cuff, so my… Continue reading

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