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
“What if you had to tell someone the most important thing in the world, but you knew they’d never believe you?” I had planned on reviewing Tenet after I saw it opening week, on a very big and loud IMAX screen, in the middle of a socially distanced cinema. I was hugely excited about the film, if […]Read More Déjà Vu (2006) is better than Tenet (2020)
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.Read More Lovecraft Country – ‘Holy Ghost’ Review
The second episode of Lovecraft Country moves slightly away from the commentary of the Black experience in 1950s America (though that is still there) and turns the dial up to eleven on the weirdness. People who were worried that the show would take its time getting into the magic, rituals, and spells need not worry. It’s episode two and we are immersed in a world of secret sects and portals to other dimensions. And it comes at you like a high-speed train.Read More Lovecraft Country – ‘Whitey’s On The Moon’ Review
Based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country is the new show from HBO, with some very talented people behind the scenes. And they have spared no expense. Coming at possibly the best time for a story like this, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Freeman as he travels across Jim Crow-era America to locate his father, who has mysteriously disappeared. Anyone familiar with the book will know that this is only the beginning, and things get very strange, very quickly.Read More Lovecraft Country – ‘Sundown’ Review
Of all the games released on the Nintendo switch, the one I find myself putting more hours into than any other is Bethesda’s Skyrim. I’ve played it before – many, many times across multiple platforms. But the switch version of the game might just be my favorite incarnation of the classic RPG yet…Read More The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Nintendo Switch Review
A review of Steven Soderbergh’s gorgeous and unique cancelled TV show.
The Knick aired on Cinemax back in 2014–2015 and gave us 20 excellent episodes.Read More The Knick – Series Review
In the latter half of the 1980’s, it became clear that comics weren’t just for kids. Thanks in huge part to the extraordinary mainstream success of Alan Moore’s Watchmen, publishers were more aware than ever of the vast potential of comics for older readers. The big two both had their own homes for these more mature comics, Epic at Marvel and DC’s Vertigo.
But there was another imprint that no one seems to know about. From Marvel’s ill-fated UK branch, came Marvel Frontier Comics.Read More Marvel Frontier Comics – Marvel’s Forgotten Foray into Mature Comics