Category Archives: Reviews

Brik Wars: Gloriously Ridiculous Lego Battles

There are reasons I don’t tend to play war games, despite having an unhealthy appetite for moving little tanks and soldiers around a miniature world, cackling maniacally to myself while wearing a general’s hat. The main ones are the high entry cost, the assumption that

The Geek Show - A Conversation About LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2

A Conversation About LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2

LEGO and Marvel join forces once more for another outing with all of our favourite heroes (well, the ones that everyone’s heard of anyway). Is this addition to LEGO’s award-winning video game checklist a solidly built effort, or did Traveller’s Tales forget to refer to

Beyond the Woods

Seven Irish friends get together for a weekend at an isolated house in the middle of the woods. They have chosen a pretty bad time to do so, because a couple of miles away a large sinkhole has opened up, and the air smells strongly

Twin Peaks: The Return: The Rewatch: Let’s Rock

MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS So, out of David Lynch and Mark Frost, which one’s been spending too much time on the internet? I mention this because episode 12 appears inspired by one of the most extraordinarily silly of online conspiracy theories: the Mandela effect. Mandela effect

Hotel Salvation

It’s not easy being an independent film-maker anywhere in the world, but spare a thought for Indian directors outside the system.  This should be their time: films like Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court have cleaned up at international film festivals, while directors like Anurag Kashyap (Gangs of Wasseypur),

Shiraz: A Romance of India

When I discuss the golden era of silent film with friends, many adjectives come to mind that describe the movies made in this period. What words can I use, I think to myself? Is it ‘timeless’? ‘Beautiful’? ‘Masterful’? All these adjectives imply that every silent