2023

The Full Lid – 17th February 2023

Cosmic horror works best at the small, personal scale. And you don’t get much smaller than four strangers, a family, a cabin, and the apocalypse Contents Knock at the CabinFar: Lone SailsInterstitials: Superbowl 2023 movie trailersPlayout: New Quest by Kaz Makes Noise Read More

The Full Lid – 17th February 2023

The Full Lid – 10th February 2023

Time travel stories are flux capacitor fix-it fic. For example, Quantum Leap (both versions) is dedicated to the idea of making individual lives better. The best Star Trek movie (OH LIKE YOU DISAGREE) is entirely about reversing a genocide humanity slept on. Even Skynet, bless its servers, used time travel to rewrite its own story, turning the Terminator saga into the second

The Full Lid – 10th February 2023

The Full Lid – 3rd February 2023

Stay and Wright’s script takes its pair of traumatised Londoners to the old country and refuses to let them or you take anything at face value. Booth’s Jamie is a charming until he isn’t PTSD sufferer who reads Krav Maga manuals and has a punching bag in the dining room. John-Kamen’s Maya is unflappable, determined,

The Full Lid – 3rd February 2023

The Full Lid – 27th January 2023

Panels like this remind me why I love comics: it’s a perfect balance of the different elements of the medium contributing to a vital whole. The stark colours, the contrast between Ruby’s delicate flamboyance and Mose’s stoical bulk. The rhythm and snap of the dialogue. The stricken look you don’t need to see on Mose’s

The Full Lid – 27th January 2023

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

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