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  • 26 2018 April

    Short but sweet

    If you didn’t see Thor: Ragnarok in the cinema in the Netherlands, you probably missed out on a sweet little extra that was only shown there. Kort maar Krachtig (Short but Sweet) is a high octane...

  • 26 2018 April

    Reviews: the Avengers assemble for Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War, Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo Starring Karen Gillan, Elizabeth Olsen, Josh Brolin, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Chris Pratt, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr, Tom Holland, Zoe Saldana, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch,...

  • 25 2018 April

    Director’s Commentary: David Ziggy Greene talks Times Like These

    We’ve been big fans of David Ziggy Greene‘s work for a few years on the blog. His regular Scene & Heard strip in stalwart thorn in the establishment side journal Private Eye takes elements of...

  • 24 2018 April

    The City and the City

    I went to the City and the City preview followed by question and answer session, nearly a month ago now, and of course waited, I wanted to describe how impressed I was, how captivated and...

  • 24 2018 April

    Comics – More details for this year’s ELCAF announced

    We’ve already posted that this year’s ELCAF – the East London Comic Art Festival – will take place across the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of June this summer, but now Nobrow’s Angela has been in...

Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #157

March 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s Friday and that means time for Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense), our weekly round up of news and links Richard and Joe have spotted over the last few days: Sandman Universe art Oh, oh, oh… Look at this page of art from Bilquis Evely for the upcoming Sandman Universe series from Vertigo that we blogged...

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Over the years since we started the blog one of the things which has changed, and changed very much for the better, is Indy comics publishing in the UK. When we first started blogging we had a vibrant small press, self-published scene, and I am very glad to say we still do, and in fact...

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Ready Player One, Directed by Steven Spielberg, Starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance Steven Spielberg brings Ernest Cline’s bestselling science fiction novel to the big screen, and I’m going to start now by telling you all, go see this on the biggest screen you can find. Don’t wait...

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Reviews: the Only Harmless Great Thing

March 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Only Harmless Great Thing, Brooke Bolander, Tor (cover design by Will Staehle) Tor have really been knocking it out the park with some terrific novellas these last few years, some have been writers I know, others from authors new to me and more than a few of those have been a delightful surprise to...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #156

March 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

And once more it is that time of week when Richard and Joe round up some news and links spotted over the last few days for the weekly Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense): ELCAF This summer’s ELCAF – the East London Comic Art Festival – has announced this year’s comics artist in residence: Belgian comicker Charlotte Dumortier....

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Reviews: psychological horror in Unsane

March 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Unsane, Directed by Steven Soderbergh, Starring Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Jay Pharoah Psychological horror-thriller from Steven Soderbergh. A young woman looks for help from a hospital and ends up being unwittingly committed for a number of days against her will. During her stay she begins to display erratic and even violent behaviour that does not...

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The Inking Woman, Edited by Nicola Streeten and Cath Tate, Myriad Editions Comics and cartooning have often been labelled something of a boy’s club, both in terms of creators and most of the readership, and that’s a criticism that is not without some fairly solid truth behind it; in fact it’s still, even now in...

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Pacific Rim: Uprising, Directed by Steven S. DeKnight, Starring Scott Eastwood, Adria Arjona, Tian Jing, John Boyega, Rinko Kikuchi It’s been ten years since the breach in the Pacific Ocean was sealed through the heroic sacrifice by Idris Elba. in the first Pacific Rim. There have been no more attacks but that doesn’t mean that...

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Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense) #155

March 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s Friday and that means time for Stuff (& Possibly Nonsense), our weekly quick-hit round up of news and links spotted by Richard and Joe over the last few days: Journey Planet Judge Dredd special Chris Garcia, Michael Carroll and the blog’s own James Bacon have been in touch about a new issue of their...

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Reviews: Lara returns in Tomb Raider

March 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Tomb Raider, Directed by Roar Uthaug, Starring Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Kristin Scott Thomas Gaming icon (and indeed pop culture icon too) Lara Croft returns to our screens. This time we’re starting at the very beginning of her adventures, or basically from the Rise of the Tomb Raider game, as she...

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