Category Archives: Reviews

Doctor Who | Episode 3 Thin Ice

Written by Sarah Dollard | Directed by Bill Anderson  The writers really aren’t pulling their punch this season. A social commentary on race relations, the death of children and a good ole fashioned evil human-dominated this episode.    Something is frozen beneath the Thames and

Spotlight on a Murderer

Whether it’s Agatha Christie or the likes of Law & Order and NCIS commanding TV schedules today, the murder mystery is one of the dominant genres in narrative media. Literally, every conceivable police department has been imagined in every major city, then there are the

Doctor Who | Episode 2 Smile

Written by Frank Cottrell-Boyce | Directed by Lawrence Gough After the smash hit that was ‘The Pilot’, The Doctor and Bill go into the future for Bill’s first adventure on the TARDIS. And we thought the upcoming ‘Emoji Movie’ was terrifying enough.   This episode

Doctor Who | Episode 1 The Pilot

Written by Steven Moffat | Directed by Lawrence Gough  Yes, ladies and gentleman Doctor Who is back and I’m going to be reviewing in here and in writing every week. Also, spoilers if you haven’t seen the episode. It seems like the writers are aiming

King of Tokyo

Ah, Tokyo. How many times has it been destroyed on film, in manga, or in anime? How many fictional giant monsters have rampaged through its streets, tossing cars aside like toys, causing wanton property damage, and showing a casual disregard for the proper use of

Mulholland Drive

“Nah, you’re not thinkin’. You’re too busy being a smart-alec to be thinkin’” – The Cowboy If you’ve never seen David Lynch’s 2001 Cannes Best Director winner Mulholland Drive, it’s probably worth stopping reading and buying Studio Canal’s new Blu-Ray restoration right now. That’s normally

Glitter and Glamorous: Nico Robin

There are hundreds upon hundreds of One Piece figures out in the world and it’s hardly surprising. The popularity of the series knows almost no bounds and it feels like we will continue to get merchandise for the characters forever. While the merchandise for the

Madame De…

If you know anything about the German director Max Ophüls, you probably know Stanley Kubrick’s famous quote to the effect that his camera could pass through walls. Watching the BFI’s new sumptuous restoration of 1953’s Madame de…, one of his final films, it’s easy to

Destiny (DER MÜDE TOD)

In what is already unarguably an eclectic and impressive body of work, Fritz Lang’s 1921 silent epic Destiny (or Der müde Tod as it is known in its native tongue) ranks as one of the legendary filmmaker’s stranger productions. Written by his wife, Thea von Harbou,

Cities: Skylines – Mass Transit

Cities: Skylines is a charming game, by which I mean it will politely walk over, chat you up and lift your wallet out your back pocket and take the watch off your wrist. It steals some of your money and all of your time. Its