2022

The Full Lid – 14th October 2022

But Constantine always casts the same shadow. Brilliant, gobby, defined by curiosity and a good coat. Across decades of comics, a handful of movies, some animation and a remarkable variety of TV shows, Constantine has always walked the same path. There will always be an entertaining cast of supporting characters. There will always be socio-political commentary, […]

The Full Lid – 14th October 2022

The Full Lid – 7th October 2022

Writing about Red Valley presents a unique challenge because I love it and to discuss it with any depth involves every possible spoiler. The most spoiler-free thing I can say is, if you ever wanted a series that upends its premise and that works, you want to listen to Red Valley. Because it looks like Warren and Gordon –

The Full Lid – 7th October 2022

The Full Lid – 30th September 2022

There are some actors who worry about their range. Then there are actors who punch lions in the face the same week they play an invisible djinn struggling with how to deal with electromagnetic radiation. Guess which group Idris Elba falls into. Beast and Three Thousand Years of Longing form one of the oddest self-programmed double bills I’ve watched, and perhaps

The Full Lid – 30th September 2022

The Full Lid – 23rd September 2022

An ecologically sound alternative to the Hostile Environment sweeps the UK. Rather imprisoning or deporting illegal immigrants or criminals, the Government vegetizing them, turning them into trees. It’s a greener, safer polite village green nightmare that government film maker Tom and his wife Mari find themselves facing. Adapted by Max Gee and directed by Friend of the

The Full Lid – 23rd September 2022

The Full Lid – 16th September 2022

Comics — all serials, really — demand hope. When a cliffhanger hits, what powers you through to the next part is the hope it’ll arrive, the elaborate fantasy stories you build while you wait to see if you’re right, the luck you hope the characters have to turn things around. Radio Apocalypse is one of my favourite

The Full Lid – 16th September 2022

The Full Lid – 2nd September 2022

Peele delights in doing what you don’t expect.  The Haywoods’ ancestry is a vital part of the movie and directly in conflict with the all-go all-flash all-spectacle industry they struggle to navigate. Neither of them are fully right or wrong, both survivors of their dad, and the industry they were born into, in the worst

The Full Lid – 2nd September 2022

The Full Lid – 26th August 2022

Ever play God of War? Remember how this Penny Arcade strip summed up the experience? RRR is bigger. No, Bigger. NO. BIGGER The image above? Our heroes clasping hands as they embrace under a burning bridge? Yeah it happens. It happens forty minutes into the movies three hour run time. It’s part of the COLD OPEN. Contents RRRStarfleet’s Boy ScoutInterstitials: Henrique

The Full Lid – 26th August 2022

The Full Lid – 19th August 2022

It’s 1719 on the Great Plains and its hunting season. For Naru (Amber Midthunder), a young Comanche woman, that means struggling to be seen as an equal to her brother Taabe (Dakota Beavers) and his friends. But Naru isn’t alone out in the wilds and whether she’s hunter, prey or both is about to become

The Full Lid – 19th August 2022

The Full Lid – 12th August 2022

A bell is rung by a man in a coat. It’s a pleasant summer evening and we watch as he walks through the small town he lives in. We see him encourage kids to head home, see the local diner usher its only customers out. See his deputy flirt with the his father’s carer.  We watch

The Full Lid – 12th August 2022

The Full Lid – 5th August 2022

In 2008, a meteorite devastated Detroit. But Detroit is very hard to kill. Ten years later, vlogger turned podcaster Bianca Diaz returns home not just to heal herself emotionally and creatively, but to discover whether home is still there to return to.  Contents Meteor CityVectorInterstitials: Nichelle Nichols: A Life in PicturesPlayout: 2am Funk Dance Party

The Full Lid – 5th August 2022

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