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War Dogs: Welcome to Dick Cheney’s America!

The lives of international arms dealers must be formulaic. By the end of the nominally ‘based on true events’ War Dogs, I was struck by just how neatly the protagonists’ lives had dovetailed into a screenplay template. The fact that the film goes through all the same motions as little ...

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Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

Parody films of this nature are like a blanket and a cup of tea on a cold day. Pure comfort. Popstar was never going to break the mold, say anything particularly new or incisive, or be the next big thing in comedy. I didn’t want or need it to be. ...

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War Dogs poster

War Dogs: Welcome to Dick Cheney’s America!

The lives of international arms dealers must be formulaic. By the end of the nominally ‘based on true events’ War Dogs, I was struck by just how neatly the protagonists’ lives had dovetailed into a screenplay template. The fact that the film goes through all the same motions as little ...

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Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

Parody films of this nature are like a blanket and a cup of tea on a cold day. Pure comfort. Popstar was never going to break the mold, say anything particularly new or incisive, or be the next big thing in comedy. I didn’t want or need it to be. ...

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Nevernight by Jay Kristoff: Never fear. Never flinch. Never forget.

If there were ever a novel to have strong feelings about, this is it. I’m angry at this novel, disappointed by it, frustrated with it, and sucked in by it. The prose is so obnoxiously purple I want to wring the author’s neck. There are so many plot holes and ...

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An Accident of Stars by Foz Meadows

Having never come across Foz Meadows before, I approached An Accident of Stars with a mixture of trepidation and nervous excitement. What if I’m about to read the next SFF classic? Well, when it comes to Foz Meadows’ latest, that might just prove to be the case. This book is FUN. ...

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Barriers to women in SFF publishing: Live at Nine Worlds

It seems fitting that Breaking the Glass Slipper would make its live debut at Nine Worlds Geekfest in London, a convention that prides itself on diversity, panel parity, and accessibility. As such, we were there flying the flag for women in genre fiction, recording our panel on ‘barriers to women ...

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Binge watching: Misfits

There are very few shows I watch on a weekly basis. Other than Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, those that keep me glued to the TV when a show is first released are those that have become ‘events’, like Game of Thrones. I mean, god help anyone who goes ...

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BtGS: Virgins and villainesses (part 2)

It’s a bit of a long one this week. Get the three of us together and we can’t shut up about female villains! While I might be biased, I have to say that this is one of our best episodes yet, with Lucy spouting such gems like ‘speaking of psychos…’ ...

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Nostalgic Impulse: Sunset Boulevard (1950)

They don’t make films like this anymore. I realise Sunset Boulevard is well before my time and that I’m a tad young to be so nostalgic for the past, but I defy anyone to watch this classic without feeling this way. Billy Wilder has made some brilliant films and Sunset ...

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