Yes, David Cronenberg’s world is disgusting and morally bankrupt. But what makes it truly disturbing is the realization that, perhaps, its crimes are less futuristic than we’d like to admit.
As every science fiction aficionado knows, Denis Villeneuve’s film adaptation of Dune was originally due to be released in 2020. Cue a devastating pandemic. But this year what must be one of the decade’s most anticipated films has finally hit the cinemas.
The Dark Frontier is thrilling ride through the Weird West: a world which feels both excitingly familiar and exquisitely strange. Anyone who feels slightly bored by more traditional western stories will find plenty to enjoy in this new collection of genre-bending writing.
I don’t know if it’s typical for Norwich, but the people here tend to leave items they no longer need… Read more Lost and Found: On Reading Books from the Street
Many institutions and individual enthusiasts have started to share culture online, or had already started to do so long before we had even heard of Covid-19. If you’ve had enough Netflix to last you a lifetime and the thought of a jigsaw puzzle makes you cringe, here are a few places you can access from home to open your mind.
@OutpostTheFilm: A Review
For me, Outpost is not really about technology and the great big lights in the sky, but about the place of humanity in relation to them. A theme that should speak to anyone, regardless of your tastes…
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Last Saturday I decided I was fed up with the rainy weather and my persistent cold and went to the… Read more Not Your Average Creature Feature: The Shape of Water (A Review)
When my brother knows a book I’m raving about, I know for sure I’m coming late to the party. Of… Read more Big Brother Is Watching You Already: An Overdue Review of Dave Eggers’ The Circle
The dark days before Christmas come with one massive advantage: plenty of time to read, preferably with tea and chocolate… Read more The First Law of Robot Club Is…: The Continuing Relevance of Isaac Asimov’s I,Robot