The Full Lid

It Can Be Here

This essay was originally published in the 16th December 2023 issue of The Full Lid 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 […]

It Can Be Here

THE FULL LID RETURNS!

The Full Lid is the multiple award-nominated pop culture newsletter I write and Marguerite edits. This is our seventh (?!) year of existence and it’s one of my favourite projects. 5pm Friday, subscribers get a free dose of pop culture positivity in their inbox. We’re back this Friday, and here are some of the best

THE FULL LID RETURNS!

All The Good Men Dead

Spoilers for WestWorld season 3 abound, sweeties. (My original title for this piece was Two and a Half Men. You’re welcome.) The line I stole the title from is in Grosse Point Blank and it’s been rattling around my brain ever since the Westworld season finale: Where are all the good men dead? In the heart, or in the head?

All The Good Men Dead

The Hole in the Ground

Editor’s note: spoilers Lee Cronin has just been tapped to direct the new Evil Dead movie. It takes under two minutes of The Hole in the Ground to realize why. As the camera follows a car down a long rural Irish road and then flips 180 degrees, Cronin and cinematographer Tom Comerfeld are making two things clear: the world isn’t

The Hole in the Ground

Seren

Editor’s note: spoilers Seren is a colonist, a young woman banished from her home planet of Lux and sentenced to the final frontier. Alone aside from a PEARL-class AI intent on monitoring her, Seren reflects on her journey and the choices stolen from her. Written, starring and produced by Nerys Howell, Seren is one of the high

Seren

Blindspotting

Editor’s note: spoilers Collin Hoskins (Daveed Diggs) is in the final three days of a year long probation. Collin served a couple of months for an offence as embarrassing as it was brutal and is working on putting his life back together. His North star, for better or for worse, is Miles Turner (Rafael Casal).

Blindspotting

Conventional Wisdom

‘This is a solved problem.’ It’s one of my notes from PodUK Goes Digital, a one day podcasting online convention that took place on Saturday, 30 May. It’s from the Representation in Audio Fiction panel. Sarah Rhea Werner (Girl in Space), Evan Tess (This Planet Needs a Name) , Lory Martinez (Mija Podcast) , Nathan Blades (The Talent Agency) and Faith McQuinn (Boom: A Serial Podcast) were panelists in a discussion

Conventional Wisdom

Block Party: Attack the Block

Editor’s note: spoilers. And If you haven’t figured out why these two movies are being compared this week, here’s why.   If The Vast of Night is a salute to the Spielbergian Americana ideal, then Attack the Block is standing off to one side yelling ‘WANKERRRRR!’ at the same ideal. The two movies are a brilliant pairing, both concerned with

Block Party: Attack the Block

Punchlines

*needle scratch* Yep, that’s me. You’re probably wondering how I ended up in this animated kitchen, punching a man dressed like a member of C&C Music Factory in the face. Allow me to explain. Editor’s note: Just…. just roll with it, folks. It’s been A Week. Streets of Rage 4 is a video game where you walk to

Punchlines

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