Category Archives: Editorials

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

Jodie Whittaker is the Thirteenth Doctor

We all suspected after countless hints, particularly in this season that the next Doctor could be a woman and all our hopes and dreams, have come true. Jodie Whittaker will be the Thirteenth Doctor, the first female to play the role in the shows 50+

The Sandman: Neil Gaiman’s Dream Epic

The Sandman is a comic series written by Neil Gaiman which was first published in the late 80s and early 90s. Rightly considered to be ground-breaking, and beloved by its fans, it also has a reputation for being highbrow, dense and inaccessible. So is it

Is it just nostalgia: Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII, the game that is the start, middle and end of the JRPG genre for some people and whenever the genre is mentioned this one will ultimately rear its head, so this week I’ll be looking at this title, has it held up