The world is currently in the midst of the very worst year in recent memory. What better way to deal with the crushing existential despair than watch one of the wackiest, most insane movie franchises of all time?
Here’s my ranking of all the films in the Saw franchise.
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Grant Morrison’s run on Animal Man (from 1988 to 1990) is probably the best comic you’ve never read, or most likely even heard of.
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HBO’s fantastically ambitious pulp series comes to an end in a messy but exciting finale full of ends and new beginnings.
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The real-life 1921 massacre in Tulsa took centre stage in this week’s episode. Thanks to the recently discovered time machine – and newly-returned Hippolyta’s knowledge – Tic, Leti, and Montrose journey back to Tulsa to retrieve the book of names on the night it is destroyed.
Read More Lovecraft Country – ‘Rewind 1921’ Review
On the hottest day of the summer, the characters of Lovecraft Country face the creepiest monster yet as all the secrets and plotting of the past seven episodes come together in preparation for the end. And hanging over it all is the recent brutal murder of Emmett Till and the shockwave that this horrible crime sends through the Black community.
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If you thought last week’s episode was weird, buckle up. This week, the show takes a science fiction turn as Hippolyta becomes the discoverer that she’s always known she could be. I’d love to see someone’s face as they flicked over to this episode, without having any idea what the show was about. It’s bizarre and beautiful, and is Lovecraft Country at its finest.
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Episode six of Lovecraft Country takes us to South Korea on the eve of war. ‘Meet Me In Daegu” is interesting for a lot of reasons, but for me the most striking thing is that this episode uses nothing from the book on which the series is based. The other episodes have made some pretty significant departures from the source material, but this episode is the first one to move away from it completely. The book and its loose pulp story probably mean that no one is going to be too upset by the detour, and it allows the show to do some really crazy thing.
Read More Lovecraft Country – “Meet Me In Daegu” Review
The show takes another step up this week as it delves into full-on (and horrific) body horror. Ruby makes a deal with the devil in order to live the life of a successful white woman, and she comes out of ‘Strange Case’ as an entirely different person – though it has nothing to do with her skin colour. Elsewhere, Tic and Leti get closer than ever in the aftermath of Montrose’s terrible decision.
Read More Lovecraft Country – ‘Strange Case’ Review
In another episode, Lovecraft Country changes the rules of the game once again, and presents us with a very different kind of pulp scenario. ‘History of Violence’ feels more like action adventure stories, like Indiana Jones or The Goonies and it’s a lot of fun.
Read More Lovecraft Country – ‘History of Violence’ Review
After the explosive and climatic events in Ardham last week, the gang are all back together in Chicago (minus one Uncle George). Atticus is staying with his Aunt, Montrose has fallen back off the wagon, and Leti has purchased a big, spooky home. From racist neighbours, to evil cops turning a blind eye, as well as ghosts haunting this new home, there is danger coming at them on all sides. But after watching Leti with that baseball bat, you realise that its the white supremacists and supernatural villains who might need to call for backup.
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