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Spider-Man: Homecoming

From the updated version of the Spider-Man theme song to Tom Holland’s exuberant performance, the newest reboot of Spider-Man is best described in one word: adorable. Perhaps that isn’t what you want in a superhero film, but I found it ...

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Okja: Unsophisticated issue-led propaganda

My only other exposure to writer/director Joon-ho Bong’s work is cli-fi Snowpiercer. While the Chris Evans science fiction flick had environmental issues as a backdrop to a tense thriller, Okja is entirely about the cruelties of the meat industry at ...

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Shattered Minds by Laura Lam

My previous forays into cyberpunk have not always been positive. I barely made it through Gibson’s Neuromancer, for instance. I forced myself to read to the end. I mean, it is a classic, genre-defining novel, I should be able to ...

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GLOW: We will be invincible!

The new female-centric Netflix show, GLOW, is very loosely inspired by the actual women’s wrestling league of the 1980’s, Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. But beyond the idea of doing such a show, very little else in the series takes its ...

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All Good Things by Emma Newman

All Good Things is the fifth and final instalment of Emma Newman’s Split Worlds series. It is likely, by now, that you know whether or not you are on board with the style, characters, and plot, but as the final ...

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The Mummy: You’re cursed!

Back in days of yore, Universal was the studio that did monsters. Theirs were the classic cinematic depictions of Dracula with Bela Lugosi and Frankenstein’s Monster with Boris Karloff. Universal are keen to catch up with the other major studios ...

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