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The Full Lid-24th May 2024

Big rarely means clever when it comes to representation in fiction. You will usually be either loud and stupid comic relief, or a thug. Sometimes if you’re tremendously lucky, you’ll be a comic relief thug. It’s a precedent and bleeds into societal expectations, forming norms. If you’re big you’re either angry or jolly. As my twelve year […]

The Full Lid-24th May 2024

The Full Lid-17th May 2024

There are very few things more metafictional than a movie called The Fall Guy becoming the fall guy for Round 15,324 of If A Film Does Badly At The Box Office It Is A Failure. We don’t have time, or frankly motivation, to tap the ART IS ITS OWN REWARD AND SOMETIMES ‘BAD’ THINGS ARE FUN sign for

The Full Lid-17th May 2024

The Full Lid – 10th May 2024

It’s Daneka’s birthday and she isn’t there. Her roommates each deal with that absence, and the deep bass note of threat that it plucks in them, in different ways. Harper’s industriousness keeps them busy. Morrow’s stature lends them a stoicism they need and one that Quan, a mouth without a brake, could stand to emulate. Fen

The Full Lid – 10th May 2024

The Full Lid – 3rd May 2024

Last week, a joyfully ramshackle flotilla of American improvisers blew through the region in a whirlwind tour of four cities and two shows. They came, they saw, they did math live on stage, there was anomalous amounts of cheese. It was incredible, and we were there for two of their London dates.  Contents The White Vault:

The Full Lid – 3rd May 2024

The Full Lid – 26th April 2024

Last week, a joyfully ramshackle flotilla of American improvisers blew through the region in a whirlwind tour of four cities and two shows. They came, they saw, they did math live on stage, there was anomalous amounts of cheese. It was incredible, and we were there for two of their London dates.  Contents 20 Dimensions BiggerInterstitials:

The Full Lid – 26th April 2024

The Full Lid – 19th April 2024

There are many monsters in Untethered Sky. You can see and hear and touch two of them. The first are rocs, colossal birds of prey flown by Rukhers in the services of the King. The Rukhers are an elite band of misfits whose bond with their rocs is built through shared trauma. When paired, the roc

The Full Lid – 19th April 2024

The Full Lid – 12th April 2024

Pretty regularly, someone will roll out the old ‘The only movies we ever get these days are remakes and sequels and they’re all the same anyway’ line. Having confirmed I am not in fact standing on anyone’s lawn, I usually think the following: 1) Well…no.2) Didn’t I just write about this?3) Gus VanSant’s remake of Psycho. Also now

The Full Lid – 12th April 2024

The Full Lid – 5th April 2024

Editor’s note: Spoilers for: Torchwood season 3, Children of Earth (which was released in 2009 — good grief — so might officially be out beyond the spoiler event horizon but just in case). Content warnings for discussions of character death. This week I learned something about the type of stories I love. I was taking

The Full Lid – 5th April 2024

The Full Lid – 29th March 2024

Editor’s note: Mild spoilers. Delicious in Dungeon (2024) is rated US TV-MA / UK 15 and has mild content warnings for plenty of blood and animal butchery. What do dungeoneers eat? Oh sure, dungeon enthusiasts know about hard tack and dwarf bread, but you can’t carry weeks and weeks of it and you probably wouldn’t be

The Full Lid – 29th March 2024

The Full Lid – 22nd March 2024

Editor’s note: Spoilers. Drive-Away Dolls (2004) is rated US R / UK 15 with content warnings for plenty of implied violence, a severed head, and a lot of discussion of silicone molds of famous person genitalia.  Any time you hear a Theremin, you know you’re in for a good time. Add in the internet’s self-appointed dad(dy) Pedro

The Full Lid – 22nd March 2024

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