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The Top 10 Mistakes Comics Make

Comics can be a fantastic doorway into another world, they can be a tool for telling compelling visual stories, and they can be a plodding pedestrian mess, of less interest than a documentary about beige paint drying. Once you’ve read a few of these text-laden

Myrkas of the World Unite: Is Doctor Who Posh? (Part 1)

Once more, Doctor Who fans look forward to a historic event set to change everything about their favourite show. For the first time, the Doctor will have a Yorkshire accent. And also be female, but let’s focus on what matters. Joking aside, Jodie Whittaker’s decision

Two Woodfall films and an American equivalent

Yes, I am yoking three reviews and three films together, but bear with me, and we can ride on this makeshift oxcart together. It’s not just that two of them are from the BFI’s Woodfall collection, a recent boxed set of British New Wave classics;

The Joy of Bad Films

You might think to enjoy bad films, and deliberately seeking them out is a bit strange. After all, no-one sits down to what they know will be a sub-standard meal when the more tantalising fare is available. But think of it in a different way,

Dr. Stone – The Next Big Thing

Let’s face it we’ve seen almost everything covered in Shonen. From Ninjas to Pirates to many, many variations of Shinigami; if you name something it’s likely been done to death. However, not many series have looked at the Stone Age. A mysterious event causes everyone

Agatha Christie: Nice Mysteries, Shame About the Prejudice

Agatha Christie has a certain reputation. If you’ve never read her books, you might associate her with twee, cozy, country mysteries featuring genteel and civilised murderers who delicately despatch their victims, perhaps a body in a library, the kind of coffee-table read favoured by older

Dunkirk – a very loud introduction to war

Leaving the cinema after watching Dunkirk, you’d forgive your brain for thinking that you had just gotten off a rollercoaster. The relentless pace at which the movie depicts the frightening realities of war is as thrilling an experience — if not the biggest thrill —

Pick of the Podcasts #6

Welcome to instalment six of Pick of the Podcasts, where we explore different podcasts grouped around a central theme. For each series, I’ll provide a brief synopsis of the podcast and I’ll also give my pick of one favourite episode, which may help ease you