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Author Archives: Megan Leigh

Writer and editor of Pop Verse. Co-host of Breaking the Glass Slipper. My special interests include publishing, creative writing, and geekery.

Gender stereotyping in Smurfs: The Lost Village

Today’s guest post was penned by Breaking the Glass Slipper’s co-host Charlotte Bond. Staying very much ‘on brand’ for the podcast, Charlotte looks at the misogyny rife in the latest Smurfs film outing. You can catch Charlotte regularly reviewing horror novels over ...

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VIDEOSYNCRATIC by Jon Spira

I feel like I need to preface this review with a disclaimer: the author of this book, Jon Spira, is a (long-suffering) friend of mine. Having said that, I pride myself on approaching such things with absolute objectivity to the ...

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James Bond: Eidolon

Eidolon is the second volume of Warren Ellis and Jason Masters’ take on the iconic James Bond in comic book form. Perhaps I expected too much, being a long time Ellis fan (and avid reader of his weekly newsletter, Orbital ...

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Free Fire: Now we’re cooking!

The best thing about Ben Wheatley and Amy Jump is that each of their films is very different. Even if you don’t rate a prior effort of theirs as good, it is guaranteed to offer something unique. They experiment and ...

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Nostalgic Impulse: Network (1976)

No matter what the subject or how affecting the lessons were, humanity never learns from mistakes of the past. Sidney Lumet’s 1976 masterpiece could easily have been made in 2017. Watching Network post-Trump feels like a particularly cynical (though accurate) look ...

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