Sep 30, 2016
No, we're not talking about the 70s Michael York/Jenny Agutter
film. Rather, we're taking a look at the source material–the
William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson novel. An entirely
different, much darker but much more cinematic prospect. And
frankly, it's a lot more fun.
We believe the time is right to...
Sep 23, 2016
What would survival in a post-oil society be like? As life slips
back into an agrarian, hard-scrabble existence, how can we find
meaning or even happiness? How much do we have to lose before we
lose our essential humanity?
Stephen Fingleton's cult psychodrama The Survivalist takes on these questions and weaves a taut...
Sep 16, 2016
A parable on the sacrifices even the most utopian societies have to make. Does Ursula LeGuin's acclaimed story dig into a deeper truth...or is it simply stating the obvious? Worse, is it suggesting that the best we can do when faced with atrocity is walk away?
Rob and Clive try to unpick this most knotty of threads,...
Sep 9, 2016
It was inevitable that the Curious Crew would talk about a Studio Ghibli film at some point. And what better example than there be than Miyazaki's adaptation of Diana Wynne-Jone's novel? An explicitly anti-war film that absorbs, refracts and re-projects the source text (already a thing of beauty) into a rare and...