Category Archives: Review

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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Manfeels Park

I haven’t reviewed a comic in a while, and given that I’m entertaining myself with this one whilst I wait for the painkillers to kick in, a review only seemed fair. Manfeels Park is the creation of Mo and Erin. … Continue reading

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