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American Spaces: Us

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. The second time we drove back from Santa Cruz, we stopped for …

American Spaces: Us

Bumblebee

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. Written by Christina Hodson, directed by Travis Knight and with Michael Bay presumably distracted …

Bumblebee

The Silence

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. I am always there for a horror movie that dances the apocalypse …

The Silence

Punch Holes in the Sky

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid on 8th February 2019. If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. It’s always nice when something you really want to …

Punch Holes in the Sky

Quick Oscar and Razzie Thoughts

We’re officially into Awards season with the Oscars and the Razzies, the award ceremony they lend money to while it stays in their garage, both announcing their shortlists. As is always the case there’s some interesting choices and some astonishing omissions. Here’s a couple of thoughts with links either to trailers or pieces I wrote …

Quick Oscar and Razzie Thoughts

REVIEW: Reel Love

My first steps into popular culture were made through movies. Blowing up the second Death Star. The Scarlet Buccaneer‘s pirate ship. That deeply disturbing Italian horror sci fi movie from the 1970s which I was clearly too young to watch and had clearly been put on Saturday morning on ITV by someone who either wanted …

REVIEW: Reel Love

REVIEW: Brexit: The Uncivil War

It’s crass to open with the idea that Brexit: The Uncivil War needs to be looked at from two different angles but that doesn’t make it any less true. This is a dramatic presentation of events we’re living in the immediate aftermath of and as a result I’ve had to look at it as two …

REVIEW: Brexit: The Uncivil War

Review: Justice League

So, I saw the Justice League movie. Confirmation bias is most definitely a thing but when a big movie is playing in a 40 person screen, that is not full, a week after release? That’s not a good thing. It’s easy to see why too. The thing is an egregious mess of terrible CGI with a …

Review: Justice League

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