The Full Lid

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

The Dragon in the Library

  Kit has a problem. A big one. She’s being dragged to the library by best friends Josh and Alita because the new Danny Fandango book is out and they CANNOT miss it. Kit just wants to hang around graveyards, get muddy and fall out of trees. I mean, it’s not like she’s asking the …

The Dragon in the Library

The Human Frontier

Launched in secret, The Human Frontier is a sleeper ship carrying over a thousand settlers. The world they’re heading for is uninhabited, light years away and the crew, fitted with neural AI assistants, are ready for whatever it throws at them. They tell themselves they’re ready… Written and directed by Big Finish’s Nicholas Briggs, The Human Frontier closes out …

The Human Frontier

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