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The Full Lid – 20th January 2023

Let’s start with the titular Wednesday. Jenna Ortega has been quietly and consistently turning in excellent performances for a while now, and her Wednesday isn’t so much still as permanently coiled, one part cat with its fur up and one part pig-tailed vengeance avatar. The temptation to let the wardrobe and expectations do the heavy lifting must have …

The Full Lid – 20th January 2023

The Full Lid – 13th January 2023

Welcome to the new year, folks! Welcome to The Full Lid, your weekly dose of pop culture positivity. This week that means bringing you up to speed on where we’ve been over the holidays, a Signal Boost section full of fantastic creatives and their work, a sampling of the work of the amazing Dan Schkade, and …

The Full Lid – 13th January 2023

The Full Lid – 23rd December 2022

Happy Festive season everyone! In a turn no one, including us when we planned the last issue of 2022, expected we have exciting news to share about Escape Artists, our podcasting company! We’ve been working on this (Marguerite has been working on this, I have been making the tea) for several years. Lots more detail will …

The Full Lid – 23rd December 2022

The Full Lid – 16th December 2022

Months ago, I wrote two lines that would start and end an essay. The first was this: Help isn’t coming. The original piece was born of the frustration Jenga required of working in a creative field in 2022. Pushing against the endless rip-tide of Events Demanding Opinions by being aware that none of those events …

The Full Lid – 16th December 2022

The Full Lid – 9th December 2022

After years of Westeros Bad Times, everyone’s favourite grunting marshmallow, Wheels and Elves and Rings and more, fantasy TV is on the way to becoming one note. Take one of the few genre novel series bookstores will still stock (all written by men), apply millions in funding and an animated title sequence, and voila – couch …

The Full Lid – 9th December 2022

The Full Lid – 2nd December 2022

Wreck is what happens when you fire The Purge through a Club 18-30 holiday playing every Ministry of Sound album on endless loop. It arrived on BBC Three in its entirety last month — shaking, furious, and covered in blood. Contents WreckKnow Your StationInterstitials: Tom ThumPlayout: Cocaine Bear trailer Read More

The Full Lid – 25th November 2022

If you were looking for a blueprint on how to update an intellectual property in an ethical, inclusive and fun way, you could finish looking with Earthspark. ‘Secret Legacy’ is a note-perfect pilot, and it honours the past in the best way — by making it clear it’s the past. Contents Transformers: EarthsparkBest of 2000ADAudioverse Awards …

The Full Lid – 25th November 2022

The Full Lid – 18th November 2022

Everyone in Decision to Leave thinks they know what sort of story they’re in. The viewer, especially if you’re familiar with Park Chan-wook’s previous, often searingly violent movies, thinks they know what story they’re watching. But everyone is wrong. Decision to Leave is much more complex than the polite lie its characters tell themselves. Contents Decision to LeaveNumber One …

The Full Lid – 18th November 2022

The Full Lid – 11th November 2022

Black Adam, in cinemas right now, is pretty much five movies all at once, but a lot of it’s really fun. Aldis Hodge in particular has a star-making turn as Hawkman, the movie’s second hero. He’s commanding, intimidating, funny, clever and absolutely holds the screen he shares with Dwayne ‘It’s really only a matter of when I …

The Full Lid – 11th November 2022

The Full Lid – 4th November 2022

Three years after the end of the Dominion War, Benjamin Sisko returns to his life. Someone, or something, is killing gods and Sisko, leading a notional ship and a crew of Starfleet’s finest and oddest, has to find out why. This is a book at the nexus of Star Trek‘s two guiding principles of diversity. The …

The Full Lid – 4th November 2022

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