Absolute Beginners

Alongside The Mission and Revolution, Absolute Beginners was accused of destroying the British film industry in the mid to late 1980’s. It was bad luck for Goldcrest, the studio behind Julian Temple’s lavish production, as they backed-up all three films, released them at nearly the


Cinema Eclectica 74 – Ultimate 1980’s Bingo Card

Our Directors Lottery has its 2nd outing and we couldn’t be happier with the result. In Off The Shelf we look at the 1993 existential noir “Suture”, Tarkovsky’s legendary debut “Ivan’s Childhood”, Pasolini’s “Pigsty” and intense political documentary “Citizenfour”. Our Featured film and second director

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4-Panel Episode 54 – The Super A-Team

Apparently there’s not much going on in the world of comics aside from Josh Boon posting a potential character line-up for the New Mutants film and The Inhumans movie being put into development hell. Also, Wal-mart are launching a line of Wonder Woman cosmetics …

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Keyframe 53 – Cockney Rabbit Remakes

Big changes are happening in the animation world as NBC Universal buys Dreamworks. We also discuss the remake of Watership Down, a fourth OVA series of Tenchi Muyo and the trailer for The Killing Joke. Our featured anime are Ghost in the Shell: The New


Cinema Eclectica 73 – Well-made but Nauseating…

“Well-made but nauseating”. Is that about Shakespeare adaptations or us? We kick off with a long-awaited minority report for Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s “Cemetery of Splendor” before diving into business as usual – or near enough. Off The Shelf features Koreeda Hirokazu’s “Our Little Sister”, Richard Loncraine’s


Andrei Rublev

Following on from Ivan’s Childhood, Curzon Artificial Eye continues their retrospective on Russian Grandmaster Andrei Tarkovsky with Andrei Rublev. The second feature from Russia’s most celebrated film export follows the titular fifteenth-century iconographer as he walks the lands – starting when he is young and

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#4 – Press X for the E3 Special

On this episode of Press X it’s games, games, games as we explore the biggest week in video games – E3! Join us as we pick our favourite titles. Tune in to The Geek Show Podcast Network for all the latest news, discussions and reviews,

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4-Panel Episode 53 – Androgynous Quasar

The big news this week is that Fox have pulled out of Comic-Con over fears of piracy. Meanwhile Marvel have announced that everyone’s “favourite” superhero will be returning and we take a look at the final trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse. Our featured comics and manga



Prisons aren’t just buildings to house and punish those who have wronged society, they can also be of psychological and social construction, the flexibility of the notion has seen it bend and twist into one of fiction’s most well-travelled concepts. As far as film is

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On The Box 51 – Funk Makes Everything Better

It’s a mixed bag of news this week with Michelle Obama set to appear in NCIS, the deal for the Superman prequel series Krypton nearing completion, and the first colour showing of David Attenborough’s debut wildlife documentary Zooquest. This week we’ve been watching the Star