Spoken word artist, screenwriter, writer, aspiring filmmaker and visionary from south London! Founder of poetry-based company Just Rhyme; list writer for Comic Book Resources on all things anime.
Nope review: Is Jordan Peele's latest sci-fi horror his best film yet?
In 2017, Jordan Peele, best known, at the time, for his comedy work on the popular sitcom Key and Peele, and a variety of feature film outings, including Keanu, shocked cinemagoers around the world with his horror film debut, Get Out, which singularly redefined the genre, receiving critical acclaim and later earning the director/writer his first Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. The mixed response from audiences over its genre notwithstanding (something Peele later lamented when acknowledging the genre confusion caused by the Oscar-winning flick), Peele created something truly special with Get Out, providing a terrifying and wholly unique look at liberal racism through intensely provocative social commentary and a deeply unsettling premise.
The Batman review: Do we finally have a Batman film better than The Dark Knight?
For years, Batman aficionados have called for a Batman film that truly epitomises the Caped Crusader and offers a more comic book representative live-action take on the iconic character. And now, after a myriad of different iterations across three decades, fans finally have a Batman film that closely resembles the best parts of the Dark Knight found in some of the greatest Batman stories ever told.
4 Short Story Collections That Will Change Your Mind About Reading
Have you ever been afraid to commit because you're unsure about where things are heading? Made your fair share of sacrifices to make it work, but been unsuccessful? Simply couldn't stick it out until the end? Well, perhaps you've been going about this all wrong. The truth is, as much as many of us would like to get through the latest novel from our favourite childhood author, it isn't always realistic. Whether it's putting in extra hours at work or staying on your toes with the children, finding time for yourself can be difficult. So, instead of stopping at page 129 in that novel you've been slowly navigating through for a year because reading 512 pages is just too daunting, why not try something a little different? Why not dive into a compelling story where you don't have to worry about struggling to reach its conclusion? Here are 4 short story collections that will change your mind about reading.
- Top Story - January 2022
5 Anime That Will Convert the AgnosticTop Story - January 2022
Still unsure about anime after all those unabating recommendations from your anime-loving friends? Does finally giving the genre a chance seem far too daunting due to its substantial catalogue? If the answer to these questions is yes, then I have the perfect thing for you. Here's a list of five anime the agnostic should watch before dismissing the genre completely.
'The Long Halloween, Part Two' is finally here... but just how good is it?
After seven agonisingly long weeks, filled with excitement and anticipation, the conclusion to Chris Palmer and Tim Sheridan’s two-part adaptation of The Long Halloween is here! But the question is: have Sheridan and Palmer done the 1996 classic justice, or has DC yet again failed to realise the lofty potential of its serialised source material?
Why anime is so much more than meets the eye
Ok, well, maybe some are, but still, hear me out! Contrary to popular opinion among fans of live-action film and TV that prefer not to give it the time of day, anime is not just for children. While many of us, growing up, may remember the pursuits of Ash and his trusted Pokémon Pikachu, journeying across regions reflecting Japan, the United States and France, or witnessed Vegeta’s memorable call of “it’s over 9,000!” upon discovering his adversary Goku’s insane power levels, most non-anime lovers have not really scratched the surface of what anime actually is. Ironically, even familiar series such as Dragon Ball Z and Pokémon, feature content many, at least upon further inspection, wouldn’t be so quick to deem appropriate for children.