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Megan Leigh
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Writer and editor at Pop Verse; Multimedia Producer in academic publishing; fiction writer.
Writer and editor at Pop Verse; Multimedia Producer in academic publishing; fiction writer.

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I love a good thematically organized short story collection, be it situated around an issue or a specific concept, the variety of stories around a singular subject matter can make for some intriguing reading. Every author interprets the theme differently…

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Just about anyone with a modicum of public influence will have a biopic made about them these days. This is a blessing and curse. It can be interesting and informative to get a view into slightly more obscure fields. The danger is that the production will…

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When a based-on-true-events film comes out, there is a problem assessing its qualities when one has no knowledge of the subject material. Hidden Figures chronicles the involvement of black women in the NASA space programme during the Project Mercury…

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You know the best way to open a high profile erotic thriller? Child abuse. Grainy black-and-white footage of a child about to be beaten in a dilapidated crack house. You’re getting flustered just reading that, ain’t ya? Fifty Shades Darker went precisely…

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Festival darlings can be a mixed bunch. Although festivals often give a platform for more niche and auteur films, the swinging attitude of booze and schmoozing with the stars can see lacklustre films heaped with accolades they do not deserve. I approached…

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What a nice and refreshing change from the usual superhero fare. I am not simply referring to the novelty of having a world made out of plastic bricks (though that remains fun) but rather The LEGO Batman Movie has a far more humorous and, by extension,…

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In 1999, comic book writer Jhonen Vasquez pitched his idea for a cartoon to Nickelodeon. That wacky little idea became Invader Zim, a series that began airing in 2001. The network had no idea what a gem Vasquez had produced for them, cancelling the series…

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Santa Clarita Diet: I know we have to kill somebody today, but we have to be parents every day.

I’ve always loved a good sitcom. And while the traditional set-up of the genre allows for plenty of scope for great comedy, I am thoroughly enjoying the inversion of tropes and exploration of variations on the structure that modern television seems to be…

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The logistics of film distribution mean it can take a lot of time and effort to seek out minor releases. I am getting to The Eagle Huntress a month or two after its initial release but, in the UK at least, it can still be found in a few independent…

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Can you think of any books that entirely populated by women? No? Well, now you’ll be able to name one. Kameron Hurley’s first stand-alone novel, The Stars are Legion, coming from Saga Press in the US and Angry Robot in the UK, flies in the face of the…
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