27 February 2015
By this point, if not before, we may be asking ourselves: why do we recognise this as narrative? What is it that persists, across these differently-named bodies, in varying relations to each other?
25 February 2015
Season 6 of The Vampire Diaries strikes a more somber, reflective mood — refreshing in the way it casts off the plots and villains of its predecessors.
23 February 2015
In taking this dialect and warping it, in ripping these words from their more conventional, normative, expected bases, Newman has worked a cleaving between signifier and signified, creating a situation where form frequently is meaning: words as music.
20 February 2015
This adaptation of Good Omens is fun, well made, and exceptionally acted — a perfect example of why audio dramas are still being made.
18 February 2015
Like the inimitable Boris Johnson, Birdman is kooky, energetic, and visually arresting.
16 February 2015
In Night After Night, Phil Rickman reduces the unexplained phenomena haunting an old country house to mere pawns in an argument, meaning the only real tension in the novel lies between believers in the paranormal and non-believers.
13 February 2015
Interstellar is an approachable sci-fi movie that explains the complex science of wormholes and black holes in simple terms without lingering on metaphysics for too long. But underneath all the theoretical science there’s a father-daughter love story tugs heavily at your heart.
11 February 2015
The Talos Principle is a journey through quiet optimism and bittersweet melancholy that might challenge existing beliefs or ask you to form entirely new ones in areas you hadn’t considered.
09 February 2015
I was so suspicious of Paddington.
06 February 2015
Even as you stare into the pitch-black backgrounds you know you’re not going to see anything. But you also know that there’s something out there.
04 February 2015
This is valuable, even essential for a literature of ideas: the ability to relate a concept to a scenario without reducing the idea to a single iteration.
02 February 2015
Black Science is an impressive juggling act of drama, powerful characterization, and ray-guns.
30 January 2015
This isn’t all resolved by science fiction, for Wright’s imagined future is not a hopeful one. Australia may be suffering (and suffering less) from climate change, the premier politician and saviour figure of the nation may be Aboriginal, but the more things change ...
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