‘Game of Thrones: The Sword in the Darkness': The seams are beginning to show

‘Game of Thrones: The Sword in the Darkness': The seams are beginning to show

When the idea of melding the rich world of Game of Thrones with Telltale Games' unique talent for storytelling was initially proposed, it seemed like a match made in heaven. What better place…

‘Underground’ a Melancholic Farce on the nature of Masculinity, Patriotism and Tubas

‘Underground’ a Melancholic Farce on the nature of Masculinity, Patriotism and Tubas

Quite often there’s discussion of how to adapt famous authors’ beloved works to the screen. One such author is Kurt Vonnegut, with his awe inspiring, philosophical, literary masterworks providing much speculation on how…

Big Time in Hollywood, FL focuses on story and characters

Big Time in Hollywood, FL focuses on story and characters

Comedy Central's newest show displays a willingness to follow the premise and story in whatever direction in goes in, bolstered by a strong cast that's game for whatever comes their way.…

Terence Rattigan On Film: The Browning Version

Terence Rattigan On Film: The Browning Version

I. The Rattigan Version After his first dramatic success, The Winslow Boy, Terence Rattigan conceived a double bill of one-act plays in 1946. Producers dismissed the project, even Rattigan’s collaborator Hugh “Binkie” Beaumont.…


‘Get Hard’ stays surprisingly flaccid

‘Get Hard’ stays surprisingly flaccid

Get Hard is an episodic comedy that seems determined to botch its ‘can’t miss’ premise. No amount of riffing from Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart can overcome a script that’s obviously cobbled together…

Horror and romance blossom in the haunting ‘Spring’

Horror and romance blossom in the haunting ‘Spring’

The less you know about Spring before its arrival, the more enthralling its subtle charms. This is a delicate little gem that reveals its mysteries grudgingly; a seamless blend of moods and genres…

‘Merchants of Doubt’ will fascinate and infuriate you

‘Merchants of Doubt’ will fascinate and infuriate you

Watching the new documentary Merchants of Doubt is fascinating and frustrating in equal measure. On the one hand, this is an entertaining examination of American spin doctors and their impact on public opinion.…

‘Underground’ a Melancholic Farce on the nature of Masculinity, Patriotism and Tubas

‘Underground’ a Melancholic Farce on the nature of Masculinity, Patriotism and Tubas

Quite often there’s discussion of how to adapt famous authors’ beloved works to the screen. One such author is Kurt Vonnegut, with his awe inspiring, philosophical, literary masterworks providing much speculation on how…


Arrow Ep. 3.17 “Suicidal Tendencies” continues to be all over the place (draft)

Arrow Ep. 3.17 “Suicidal Tendencies” continues to be all over the place (draft)

Hey everyone, the Suicide Squad is back... to tell us an heartwrenching story about love, PTSD, and sacrifice? "Suicidal Tendencies" is an odd episode of Arrow, though one that benefits from one very…

Fortitude, Ep. 1.10: “Episode Ten” says goodbye to a major character

Fortitude, Ep. 1.10: “Episode Ten” says goodbye to a major character

Frank's spiralling condition forces Jules to try and take drastic action, while Morton and Henry have a conversation that doesn't end well for either one, in another compelling episode that introduces another potentially…

The Americans, Ep. 3.09: “Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep?” uses murders for reflection

The Americans, Ep. 3.09: “Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep?” uses murders for reflection

While last week’s episode, “Divestment,” showcased the emotional violence caused by the characters of The Americans, this week’s Phillip K. Dick-referencing “Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep?” focused on actual physical violence…

The Flash, Ep. 1.16, “Rogue Time” and the problems with time travel

The Flash, Ep. 1.16, “Rogue Time” and the problems with time travel

Last week, The Flash took our hero in an unexpected trip through time, after he ran so fast when trying to stop a tidal wave. The question left hanging at the end of…


SXSW 2015: ‘The Overnight’ is an insightful, cringeworthy, and wholly fantastic examination of marital relationships

SXSW 2015: ‘The Overnight’ is an insightful, cringeworthy, and wholly fantastic examination of marital relationships

SXSW 2015

With his debut feature Creep, director Patrick Brice brought audiences an exercise in discomfort. A mockumentary about a man who answers a mysterious ad on Craigslist, the film deftly blended cringe comedy and…

SXSW 2015: ‘Room 237′ director Rodney Ascher explores the horrors of sleep paralysis in ‘The Nightmare’

SXSW 2015: ‘Room 237′ director Rodney Ascher explores the horrors of sleep paralysis in ‘The Nightmare’

SXSW 2015

It starts with a tingling sensation, almost like an electric jolt to the body. A heavy weight presses down upon the chest, rendering you immobile. You sense a presence in the corner of…

SXSW 2015: ‘Creative Control’ wraps well-worn ideas in a shiny new package

SXSW 2015: ‘Creative Control’ wraps well-worn ideas in a shiny new package

SXSW 2015

Benjamin Dickinson’s Creative Control is right at home premiering at SXSW, a festival that touts the convergence of technology and film. Playing with perception and exploring the place of relationships and the ego…

SXSW 2015: ‘Honeytrap’ fails to generate emotion despite its melodramatic subject matter

SXSW 2015: ‘Honeytrap’ fails to generate emotion despite its melodramatic subject matter

SXSW 2015

As Honeytrap opens, 15-year-old Layla (Jessica Sula) arrives in London, having traveled from her native Trinidad to live with her mother. With her doe eyes and cherubic face, she looks displaced on the…


The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 67: “Try”

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 67: “Try”

As the penultimate episode of the season, “Try” moves a lot of pieces to set the stage for next week’s finale. Tensions have been simmering in Alexandria since the day our survivors arrived,…

The Televerse #186- Gossip Girl with David Bax

The Televerse #186- Gossip Girl with David Bax

It’s a week of finales on the podcast, giving us plenty of TV to discuss in another lengthy installment. We start with the comedies, including the return of Community, pilot of One Big…

NonCompliant #3 “Vocal Minority Retort”

NonCompliant #3 “Vocal Minority Retort”

The regular Noncompliant team (Katy, Jess, Grant, & Logan) discuss the recent debacles in sexism here in the comics community, and we cover the detriments and virtues of Red One, Giant Days, Lumberjanes,…

The Televerse #186- Gossip Girl with David Bax

The Televerse #186- Gossip Girl with David Bax

It’s a week of finales on the podcast, giving us plenty of TV to discuss in another lengthy installment. We start with the comedies, including the return of Community, pilot of One Big…


‘My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’ #29: clever play

‘My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’ #29: clever play

With Katie Cook and Andy Price having last month wrapped up their latest arc on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, the series’ reins are taken up by the creative team of Ted…

‘The Wicked + the Divine’ #9: surprise guest

‘The Wicked + the Divine’ #9: surprise guest

So, The Wicked + the Divine is a very strange series. It’s not one that's easy to review as the series often eye drops information to the reader though off hand bits…

‘The Multiversity Ultra Comics’ #1: Reading is believing

‘The Multiversity Ultra Comics’ #1: Reading is believing

In the penultimate chapter of his saga, Morrison has crafted the best example for self-referential, meta, blend of fiction and realism a comic has seen in a long time. Not since Pax Americana…

‘Autumnlands’ #5 is full of alliances and character intrigue

‘Autumnlands’ #5 is full of alliances and character intrigue

Autumnlands #5 is another great chapter in this high fantasy epic as Busiek balances political tension, character relationships, and even throws some well-timed, funny dialogue from fish out of water Learoyd to make…


‘The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess': Showdown at High Twilight

‘The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess': Showdown at High Twilight

Grudge Match

There are many brilliantly designed, dynamic boss encounters in the Zelda franchise. When discussing Zelda boss battles, however, no enemy can quite hold a light to Link's arch nemesis and the third…

‘Game of Thrones: The Sword in the Darkness': The seams are beginning to show

‘Game of Thrones: The Sword in the Darkness': The seams are beginning to show

When the idea of melding the rich world of Game of Thrones with Telltale Games' unique talent for storytelling was initially proposed, it seemed like a match made in heaven. What better place…

PS4 update 2.50 available March 26th

PS4 update 2.50 available March 26th

PS4 update 2.50 will be released tomorrow (26th March) according to an update from the Playstation Blog (EU). The update will bring with it long awaited features such as Suspend/Resume, the previously rumoured…

‘Jet Force Gemini': Lost in the shuffle of great Rare titles

‘Jet Force Gemini': Lost in the shuffle of great Rare titles

Forgotten Gems

Despite the awkward interim development and ugly 3D of its graphics, the N64, with its eerily shaped controller and under-utilized "camera" buttons (hint: that's what C stood for, on all four of 'em)…


Terence Rattigan On Film: The Browning Version

Terence Rattigan On Film: The Browning Version

I. The Rattigan Version After his first dramatic success, The Winslow Boy, Terence Rattigan conceived a double bill of one-act plays in 1946. Producers dismissed the project, even Rattigan’s collaborator Hugh “Binkie” Beaumont.…

New on Video: ‘The Soft Skin’

New on Video: ‘The Soft Skin’

There is still the same cinematic playfulness, a combination of genuine skill, pervasive influence, and rampant passion for the medium itself, but with The Soft Skin, Truffaut slows things down somewhat, takes a…

New on Video: ‘The Lady from Shanghai’

New on Video: ‘The Lady from Shanghai’

Yes, The Lady from Shanghai is now a classic. But like so many Welles films, that current evaluation doesn't save it from the studio tampering of its time.…

‘The Dead Lands’ offers a glimpse into an oft-overlooked culture amid a rapid derivative script

‘The Dead Lands’ offers a glimpse into an oft-overlooked culture amid a rapid derivative script

Fistful of Film Fury #26

Premiering with some degree of fanfare at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, The Dead Lands arrives on the scene with some very special attributes that make it a worthwhile proposition, if not…


Sound On Sight Podcast

Sordid Cinema #93: ‘Chappie’

Sordid Cinema #93: 'Chappie'

Neil Blomkamp’s Chappie has been a punchline for months. Even before its first trailer dropped, the notion of Blomkamp taking a…

Televerse

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 67: “Try”

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 67: "Try"

As the penultimate episode of the season, “Try” moves a lot of pieces to set the stage for next week’s…

Open Source

Open Source #17: Is Bigger Always Better?

Open Source #17: Is Bigger Always Better?

This week on Open Source, the team discusses the newly released The Order: 1886, and examines the debate on whether…

NonCompliant

NonCompliant #3 “Vocal Minority Retort”

NonCompliant #3 "Vocal Minority Retort"

The regular Noncompliant team (Katy, Jess, Grant, & Logan) discuss the recent debacles in sexism here in the comics community,…

Under the Hood

Under the Hood #9: “Even God Doesn’t Know What to Make of You”

Under the Hood #9: "Even God Doesn't Know What to Make of You"

It's the second-to-last Under the Hood of the season, but Banshee doesn't believe in calms before storms.…

The Walking Dead Podcast

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 67: “Try”

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 67: "Try"

As the penultimate episode of the season, “Try” moves a lot of pieces to set the stage for next week’s…