Category Archives: Review

Review: The Good Place

I have a new favourite show. It’s both smart and easily digestible, and it’s refreshingly diverse and unproblematic. It’s called The Good Place, and each episode explicitly explores moral theories in the context of wacky, upbeat sitcom hi-jinks. I never … Continue reading

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Review: Ghostbusters (2016)

Ghostbusters is officially the most fun I have had in the cinema for a very long time. It may not be the cinematic masterpiece that was Fury Road last summer, but it is hilarious from start to finish whilst also … Continue reading

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Review: Fool’s Assassin, by Robin Hobb

I’ve been saving this one. It was released whilst I was still completing my PhD, and though I had read all the other Robin Hobb books I could get my hands on as they came out, this one I saved. … Continue reading

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Review – Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War is fun, and if that’s all you expect from it, you’ll probably have a good time. The plot is reasonably coherent and well-paced – certainly in comparison to Age of Ultron, and even The Winter Soldier. … Continue reading

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Review: Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones is dark and thorny and sometimes difficult to watch, but it is also the best superhero fiction I have viewed in a long time. I want to recommend it, but not without caution. Jessica Jones should come with … Continue reading

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Review: The Martian

The Martian is a very silly film. It wants to be Apollo 13, or Silent Running, or 2001: A Space Odyssey, or some Joss Whedon film (it’s not sure which one, but it probably involves Iron Man) and it ends up … Continue reading

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Review: Game of Thrones, Season Five (contains spoilers)

[Trigger warning for extended discussion of rape and sexual violence.] So, I’m in the unusual position of reviewing season five of Game of Thrones before my review of season four is finished. I had a lot to say about season … Continue reading

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Review: Sense8, Episodes 1-4

My first review since I went radio silent! I submitted my thesis on Friday 29th May and I’m slowly trying to figure out what it is to live in a world where I am not constantly guilty about not writing … Continue reading

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Agent Carter: Pilot Episode

Agent Carter is the long anticipated TV spin-off  from Captain America: The First Avenger. Peggy Carter, Steve Rogers’s love interest in the movie, takes the helm as the first female lead in a Marvel franchise since the ill-fated Elektra. Peggy … Continue reading

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Chairs in Space: a comparison between Escape Vehicle no.6, Space Chair, and the internet legend of a chair in space

I think I found it, my favourite thing in all of space: Escape Vehicle no.6. Or maybe simply the idea of Escape Vehicle no.6. I was thrilled to see the above tweet retweeted into my Twitter feed earlier today. ‘Wow!’ … Continue reading

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