A relatively spoiler-free ramble about the first six Marvel series on Netflix: Daredevil (seasons 1 and 2), Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders.
Stewart Lee – The Perfect Fool | Antony Beevor – D-Day: The Battle for Normandy | Arnhem: The Battle for the Bridges, 1944 | Ben Aaronovitch – Broken Homes | Michael Moorcock – A Cure for Cancer
Humpty Dumpty in Oakland is another one of Philip K Dick’s non-science fiction books. It was written in 1960, but not published until 1986, posthumously.
The Crack in Space is not one of Dick’s best books, despite it being written in a very productive period of time (1963-64). However, it does contain numerous interesting ideas, not least of which is America’s first black president.
This series was inspired by the near-futuristic paintings of Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag, so perhaps it’s no surprise that sometimes watching it is akin to walking around an art gallery.
Da 5 Bloods | Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom | Moonrise Kingdom | The Grand Budapest Hotel | Isle of Dogs | Missing Link | Get Out | Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie
The World that Jones Made is a short book running in at only 200 pages, but one of Philip K Dick’s most entertaining and well-plotted novels full of interesting invention and ideas.
This post should perhaps be subtitled ‘better late than never’ or ‘humble pie’, but if I was going to add a subtitle it would have to be ‘Game of the Year’ although since I’m a few year’s late on the uptake perhaps ‘Game of my Year’ might be more suitable.
Zombieland: Double Tap | Extraction | Phantom Thread | The Little Mermaid | Into the Woods | Vox Lux | Takers
The End of the F***ing World | I Am Not Okay With This | Tiger King | After Life | The Good Place