Cinema Eclectica 93 – High Voltage: Carlos Danger

The weather was as bad as Carlos Danger this week so we apologise for the inconsistent audio. The Director’s Lottery returns for another innings, but before that we take a look at the hilarious political documentary “Weiner” and the early John Carpenter classic “Assault on

The Squid and the Whale

In a director interview, Noah Baumbach says of his newly issued Criterion Collection film, the Squid and the Whale, that he typically finds the writing process laborious but in the scripting of his 2005 film it was a deeply physical experience – exorcising demons that

The Geek Show - On The Box

On The Box 62 – Meet Emerson Cummerbund

In addition to Porridge, not-really-dead TV presenters and a bunch of trailers, one of us may be an impostor. Or he may just be pretending to be an impostor of someone else whose name we can’t remember. This week we’ve been watching Battlebots, Taskmaster series

Endingless – A Certain Magical Index

Let’s talk endings. A common problem peculiar to anime is that many series don’t really have one, a sad fact borne of the nature of its source material. Manga and light novels are often long running series in their own right with release schedules spanning

Monopoly: Legendary for all the Wrong Reasons

I remember the first game of Monopoly I ever played. I loved it. The colourful board, the little car, dog, and old boot playing pieces. The fact that you had fake money and could buy stuff, that you could win second prize in a beauty

Are Pokémon Sun and Moon Good Additions to the Team?

The Pokémon franchise started very modestly, with a small team working on what would go on to become an infamously glitchy pair of games. Nonetheless, Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue became hugely popular, capturing the imagination of millions of people around the world. Now the

In Defence of – Monster Musume

Title: Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou (Everyday life with Monster Girls) Author: Okayado (Pen name of Takemaru Inu) Content: 11 Manga volumes (+ 4 in a spin-off) 12 episodes + 2 OVA Studio: Lerche (Persona 4: The Animation, Assassination Classroom, Danganronpa: The Animation Synopsis: The

The Blue Lamp

Whether or not the name is familiar, Dixon of Dock Green is one of the most influential British television shows. Without it, the police procedural on both small and big screens would be a very different proposition. But before any of that, it too had