Dishonored: The Wyrmwood Deceit (2016) by Gordon Rennie, Andrea Olimpiere, & Marcelo Maiolo

This four-piece comic run is the second piece of tie-in media released in the months prior to “Dishonored 2”, along with the novel “Dishonored: The Corroded Man”. Since so many of the series’ strengths are visual in nature, with the creative worldbuilding and aesthetics far more impressive than the more meagre characters and stories, the comic inherently had…

Dishonored: The Corroded Man (2016) by Adam Christopher

“Dishonored: The Corroded Man” is a tie-in novel for the “Dishonored” video game series from Arkane Studios (the developer) and Bethesda Softworks (the publisher). It is set between the first game, “Dishonored”, and the sequel it was released a few months before, “Dishonored 2”. Like most video game tie-in novels, it’s not particularly good, but neither is it…

Frost/Nixon (2008)

“Frost/Nixon” is a well-directed, very well-written, extraordinarily well-acted film. Michael Sheen delivers a very good performance, but Frank Langella delivers a transcendental one, an unforgettable performance as Richard Nixon. Every aspect of his performance, from even the most subtle vocal and physical cues, are so focused, so cohesive, so singularly bound towards such a powerful vision…

The King’s Speech (2010)

I watched this film because I’d started the Netflix series “The Crown”, about Queen Elizabeth II in her youth, and wanted more background on King George VI. I knew little else about the film besides its subject matter, and that it performed very well in my home country of Australia. I’ve very little knowledge of its…