2022

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 – 2nd December 2022

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

The Full Lid – 28th October 2022

Mama Cherrie’s problem is named Becky. Her student in hoodoo, Becky is gifted, confident and about 80% as good as she thinks she is. When Becky cuts corners on a very specific errand, all Hell breaks loose. Afflicted has an absolute powerhouse cast and crew. Tonia Ransom, of the amazing Nightlight podcast, is the creator, writer, executive producer and director.

The Full Lid – 28th October 2022

The Full Lid – 21st October 2022

Set in the dark underbelly of the Marvel Cinematic Universe where monster hunters have waged a blood soaked unholy crusade for centuries, at first look Werewolf by Night resembles an old tune played on newly cleaned bones. It’s designed to evoke the classic Universal Monsters movies, blanched by director Michael Giacchino and cinematographer Zoë White into a hyper-exposed monochrome fever dream.  Contents Werewolf

The Full Lid – 21st October 2022

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