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Author Archives: Fenton Coulthurst

Fenton is an occasional writer and journalist. He primarily writes on film and culture. His articles range from film reviews, to coverage of literary festivals and even comic book history.

Lost Girls and the nature of filth

Literary ascension is an objective of many genres. Science fiction and fantasy continually battle to have their literary entries recognised, more unconventional media like comic books lobby for validation of their literary qualities, and the digital era may produce new ...

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Theatre Review: Man and Superman

Man and Superman is one of those plays where you leave and desperately wish to be able to pontificate on life, the universe, and everything with the merest fraction of wit and intelligence as the characters in it. I feel ...

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Wild Tales

Malignant rage and sadistic vengeance are the name of the game in Wild Tales, an Argentinian anthology film by director Damián Szifrón. This is my first exposure to the director’s work and I certainly intend to see more after this ...

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Force Majeure

A Swedish family, holidaying at an Alpine ski resort, eat lunch on a restaurant’s balcony overlooking the slopes. As they settle in, a controlled avalanche hurtles toward the resort. The crowd at the restaurant panics and as mother Ebba moves ...

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The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

A pair of elderly Britons, an aged Arthurian knight, a tenacious Saxon warrior, a persecuted child, an ancient wyrm and a strange mist lying across the land: this is the Britain Ishiguro presents to us in The Buried Giant. Booker-winner ...

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Theatre Review: Titus Andronicus

The Globe’s production of Titus Andronicus is the latest attempt to put the canonical oddity on stage. The play follows the bloody repercussions of a Roman conquest of the Goths. The general Titus returns to Rome only for his prisoners ...

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The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is the latest outing for Studio Ghibli and another feather in their cap. Helmed by co-founder Isao Takahata, this feels very much like a swan song for the elderly creator and like the best ...

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Humber Boy B by Ruth Dugdall

Humber Boy B is the latest novel from Ruth Dugdall, who previously won the Debut Dagger award for The Woman before Me. This is my first exposure to the author and I found this a deeply frustrating read. The book ...

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