Editorial: Comic Book Criticism and the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Alternatively titled: “Come on guys, we’re kind of missing the point”.  Welcome back to our ARF! editorial, a column in which I get to rant on about anything I fancy (Hmm… – Ed.)! This particular topic has produced rage across the boards, swiftly followed by a swathe of critical editorials begging for us nerds just […]

Backyard Cinema Screen

Backyard Cinema 2015

Last night saw the launch of Backyard Cinema 2015, an outdoor cinema bonanza based in Camden Market. What started three years ago as a way of bringing films to the masses outside traditional cinema venues (and which has been highly successful, if projects like this and Rooftop Cinema are anything to go by), the 2015 […]

Review: Ant-Man (2015)

Starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Anthony Mackie, Wood Harris, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian and Michael Douglas. Directed by Peyton Reed Rating = 3/5 After the success of “Guardians of the Galaxy”, Marvel reaches back into its lesser known works and brings out a new hero to […]

Review and Giveaway: Clariel by Garth Nix

I first heard about Garth Nix’s Old Kingdom series (alternatively known as the Abhorsen series) from a housemate during my university days. She was kind enough to lend me her copies of Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen, which I remember finishing in a matter of days (no small feat during those postgraduate days) and then gushing about them to everyone […]