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Jigsaw, Directed by Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig Starring Matt Passmore, Tobin Bell, Callum Keith Rennie, Hannah Emily Anderson, Clé Bennett, Laura Vandervoort Some ten years after his death the famed torture-killer Jigsaw seems to...

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Reviews: the eternal tangle – Best of Enemies

February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Best of Enemies:a History of US & Middle East Relations Volume 3, Jean-Pierre Filiu, David B, SelfMadeHero I have been waiting for this third volume in the Best of Enemies series for a while...

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The Holly Kane Experiment, Directed by Tom Sands, Starring Kirsty Averton, Nicky Henson, James Rose, Lindsey Campbell A psychologist with a very unusual technique that allows her to alter how human minds perceive things is...

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Reviews: Irish horror in Beyond the Woods

February 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Beyond the Woods, Directed by Sean Breathnach, Starring John Ryan Howard, Mark Lawrence, Ross Mac Mahon, Claire L Joy, Irene Kelleher, Alan Riordan, Ruth Hayes, Sean McGillicuddy Seasoned horror fans will already know the last...

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Ruined, Craig Cunningham Another mini-comic I picked up at the Edinburgh Comic Art Festival was Craig Cunningham’s Ruined, a short collection of three wee black and white comic tales, and like another festival purchase, Curios...

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Reviews: the Black Panther

February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Black Panther, Directed by Ryan Coogler, Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett The Marvel character that we first experienced in Captain America: Civil War,...

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Motherlands #1, Si Spurrier, Rachael Stott, Felipe Sobreno, Simon Bowland, DC Comics/Vertigo (cover artwork by Eric Canete) We start with a glimpse of our main character, Tabitha as a young girl at school, and clearly...

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Reviews: Jade City

February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jade City, Fonda Lee, Orbit Books Fonda Lee’s Jade City takes the reader deep into the richly envisioned city of Janloon, in the island nation of Kekon, the only location in the world where activated...

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Reviews: Three Rooms in Valerie’s Head

January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Three Rooms in Valerie’s Head, David Gaffney, Dan Berry, Top Shelf “Valerie’s mind had three rooms: a front, a back and a cellar. If there was something she didn’t want to think about at a...

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Reviews: Downtown Detroit with Abbott

January 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Abbott #1, Saladin Ahmed, Sami Kivela, Jason Wordie, Boom Studios (cover artwork by Taj Tenfold) Detroit, simmering in 1972, tensions between white and black at boiling point, stoked to an even higher pitch by racist...

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