Dystopian

10 Dystopian TV Shows

10 Dystopian TV Shows first published by BFI, 7 April 2022 Includes capsules of: The Prisoner, Threads, Twin Peaks, Serial Experiments Lain, Dead Set, 3%, The Handmaid’s Tale, SS-GB, Watchmen, Squid Game While by no means the only, or even the first, dystopian novel, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four – first published in 1949 – has…

Burstead

Happy New Year, Colin Burstead (2018)

New Year’s Eve is the time to redress past regrets and to make future resolutions; the time when traditions are preserved, even as change is embraced; the time when, Janus-like, we look backwards and forwards simultaneously; the time when it’s out with the old and in with the new. It is also when the events…

Free Fire

Free Fire (2016)

Free Fire first published by RealCrime Magazine Like Ben Wheatley’s previous feature, his latest is set in the 1970s, and features an ensemble of players turning on each other inside a building. There, however, all similarities end. For where High-Rise (2015) was a sprawling Ballardian folly that teased out the shifts and tensions in Britain’s socioeconomic…