Television Review: Please Like Me (Season 1 & 2)

Please-Like-Me-season-2Please Like Me seems a bit needy, as titles go. But it’s not hard to like this Australian series, which is a dramady with a documentary, understated feel to it. The lead is Josh (played by Josh Thomas), who gets dumped by his girlfriend in the first few minutes of the first episode.… Read the rest

Movie Review: A Single Man

A Single Man posterBased on the novel of the same name by Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man tells the story of George (played by Colin Firth), an English teacher in Los Angeles during the sixties. He recently – suddenly – lost his long-term boyfriend and has a hard time coping.… Read the rest

Game Review: Borderlands 2 GOTY Edition (PC)

Borderlands 2 GOTYBorderlands is a shoot-and-loot franchise with the focus on multiplayer. I am not very familiar with this genre, having actively avoided it most of the time. I prefer shooters with emphasis on story and environment, rather than inventory management and acquiring stuff. As I have just a few gamer friends, it can be hard to coordinate multiplayer.… Read the rest

Game Review: Stick it to the Man! (PC, 2014)

stickitThe biggest surprise about Stick it to the Man! is that it was not made by Psychonaut‘s Tim Schafer. This engaging puzzle-platformer certainly seems to have his handprints all over it. The look is cartoony, stylish and oddly familiar, the writing is funny with dark undertones and there is an obsession with mindreading.… Read the rest

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