Ex Machina, written and directed by Alex Garland, is a beautiful, quiet, well-told little movie. It has complex characters, low-key effects and minimal flash, and gives its audience space to contemplate the hazards of artificial intelligence. In its understated way, Ex Machina gets under one’s skin.Read More →
Walter M. Miller, Jr’s A Canticle for Leibowitz is a novel heavy with philosophical observations about faith, hope, and human frailty in the long wake of a nuclear apocalypse. The following is what I took away with me.
In broad outline, A Canticle for Leibowitz tracks the progress of humanity over the eighteen centuries following a worldwide nuclear apocalypse.Read More →
It’s mid-way through the summer, and we need a refresher, little light super hero entertainment. And now we have Ant Man! It’s hard to be epic when your hero is the size of an ant. But it’s easy to be pretty harmless fun.Read More →
Michael de Larrabeiti’s novel follows eight Borribles, who are selected to go on a grand campaign to rid London of the scourge of the Rumbles. Rumbles hate the Borribles as much as the Borribles hate them.Read More →
There is something to be said for steam-punky Victorian supernatural dramas. With Penny Dreadful’s eclectic cast of characters churning […]Read More →
Summertime, and the movies are easy. No-one expects deep thoughts from the summer blockbusters. They’re like fireworks. We look […]Read More →
The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft. By H.P. Lovecraft, Edited with a Foreword and Notes by Leslie S. Klinger, Introduction […]Read More →