Tag Archives: New Writer

Pick of the Geek: Red Rising

I first read Red Rising in 2015. I picked it up randomly from the library, thinking it looked quite interesting. I had no idea it was going to completely blow my mind. This book is an amazingly-written rollercoaster, full of action, humour, and tenderness. The

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

Skip Beat!

There are many ways to describe me but ‘up-to-date’ is rarely one of them. A large chunk of what I consume comes from end year ‘Best Of’ lists and the generally accepted classics. This is especially true when it comes to anime, rather than watching

Movie Soundtracks: What Sorcery is This?

  Guess what? We all listen to soundtracks. With our faces pressed to our screens while binging on Netflix, or with popcorn in hand at the cinema and maybe catching the faintest whisper through the roar of the train in rush hour. But there it is.

Black Mirror: It’s Only Getting Darker

For the uninitiated, Black Mirror is a British TV series unlike any other being shown right now, earning itself the kind of cult status you see with other big typically American series like Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad. Currently on Season 3 which aired

Kes

It may have only been his second feature, but Ken Loach’s 1969 film Kes remains one of the veteran director’s most distinctive and fondly recalled works. Perhaps this is the case because the signature working style we now associate with Loach was arguably first set

Jet Set Radio Future (Retro)

In 2015, talking about “Jet Set Radio Future” on the Xbox (original) is becoming increasingly difficult. It’s hard to mention it without the Dreamcast original, Jet Set Radio, cropping up. The equivalent would be talking to someone about Street Fighter 2, and then them continuing