Thalma Goldman Cohen

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The second part of my Women in British Animation series (which, if all goes to plan, will be monthly) is up at Women Write About Comics. The subject is Thalma Goldman Cohen, an erotically-inclined animator of the 1970s…

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The Final Fantasy-Jorge Luis Borges Connection

Final Fantasy meets Borges

When I was a teenager, I tried to play through all of the Final Fantasy games in order – although I have to admit, I never did finish Final Fantasy VIII. Still, I battled my fair share of pixelated beasties, and I often wondered exactly where those imaginary creatures originated.

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Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad

I wanted to like Suicide Squad. And, indeed, I liked parts of it. But it had one glaring, inescapable flaw: the plot was a mess. I’ve gone into a bit more detail over at my Women Write About Comics review.

The film was commercial success and Suicide Squad 2 seems an inevitability. Sequels that improve upon the originals are scarcely unheard of amongst superhero films — Superman 2, Spider-Man 2, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Iron Man 3, The Dark Knight, X-Men 2, X-Men First Class — so perhaps next time we see them, the Squad will have their act together.

We can hope, at least…