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Film Review: Mandy (2018)

You can often judge a Nicolas Cage movie purely on the basis of how frequent and intense his freakout scenes are – as well as how well they fit with the tone of the film in general. In that sense – as well as in many others – Mandy is an unqualified success. It’s a pretty extreme film from a […]

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TV Review: The Toys That Made Us

I reviewed a single episode of Netflix series The Toys That Made Us recently (the one covering Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and found it to be full of interesting details about how the turtles became such a phenomenon. What I found most intriguing was just how much of what we know about the franchise – what we perhaps take as […]

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Music Review: Chromeo – Quarantine Casanova EP

I first became aware of cheeky retro-electro funk duo Chromeo in 2007 at a British festival called The Big Chill. For a number of years back then, I used to attend that particular festival with a group of close friends; it was small but grew to a decent enough size that it attracted some phenomenal acts – and it was […]

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Comic Book Review: The Ballad of Halo Jones: Volume 2

Having recently reviewed the first volume of Alan Moore and Ian Gibson’s classic series, it was only a matter of time before I reacquainted myself with the continuing chronicles of Halo Jones – and, as with the first volume, it’s been an absolute joy to rediscover the series and experience it all over again, several decades later. The second volume […]