The Glass Key

In his 1970 essay Paint It Black: The Family Tree of the Film Noir, Raymond Durgnat suggests that the genre’s most common topics developed as a method of plausible deniability.  As the Red Scare hotted up, left-leaning directors could address corruption in, say, prisons or boxing and have


The Human Condition

WWII is a frequently used setting throughout the course of cinema history. No matter what, every critically acclaimed filmmaker must have at least one film set in-between the time period of 1939 – 1945. Steven Spielberg presented the horrors of the Holocaust in unflinching black-and-white

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On The Box 55 – A Tasty Evening Snack

Television is slowly becoming more diverse with the return of a sci-fi classic, 12 new series aimed at the Japanese market, and Peter Andre wanting to do the male version of Loose Women again. This week we’ve been watching Very British Problems, Peaky Blinders series

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Keyframe 56 – Talk To The Hand

It’s time for another dive into the world of animation with trailers for Bill Plimpton’s Revengeance and Violet Evergarden. We also discuss a new Megaman anime series and a reboot of Cardcaptor Sakura. Our featured anime (and live-action movie), are Love Live season 2 and


Pick of the Geek – Beck’s Mutations

One of the many mysteries of late-’90s rock criticism is why so much effort was expended trying to work out whether Beck is a serious artist who, y’know, means it, man. Entire critical reputations were staked on trying to work out if he was expressing


Hiroshi Inagaki’s Samurai Trilogy

History is dense with folk icons; men and women whose stories have translated with great success to cinema with the Wong Fei Hung’s and Spartacus’s of the world over-represented. Here in Britain we tend to treat our historical figures with the wrong side of a