Mini-mass of movie trailers: The Magician’s Elephant, Tetris and John Wick: Chapter 4

As with any storytelling medium, there’s a huge diversity of narrative options in movies. That’s on vibrantly full display with today’s selection which encompasses an animated search for belonging and connection, some tense Cold War politicking bundled up with an origin story and some good old-fashioned, globetrotting shoot-em-up vengeance like Continue Reading

Graphic novel review: Fairlady (Volume 1) by Brian Schirmer, Claudia Balboni and Marissa Louise

Postmodern storytelling, that eclectic mixing of genres that characterises so much modern narrative activity, can really pay off in the right dividends. Far from being gimmicky, adroit bringing together of seemingly disparate elements can work spectacularly well as novel Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree made hilariously and affectingly clear Continue Reading

Between midlife crisis and full blown meltdown … and an angry goose: Lucky Hank drops first full trailer

SNAPSHOTLucky Hank is a mid-life crisis tale set at Railton College, told in the first person by William Henry “Hank” Devereaux, Jr. (Odenkirk), the unlikely chair of the English department in a badly underfunded college in a working-class American town. His discontent is rooted in unresolved issues with his father, Continue Reading