On its 40th anniversary, Max Shepherd celebrates the seminal science-fiction classic.
When Netflix decided to plough the old, worn out furrow of the ‘Earth is dead and it’s our fault’ Sci-Fi film, you would have thought they would at least have tried to come up with something original, or at the very least entertaining. They have failed on both fronts – Io is the blandest, most uneventful […]
— Spoilers Ahead — Perhaps I am a biased critic. Admittedly, I had never wanted to see Passengers in the first place – I was dragged by my brothers for a Christmas Eve outing, prompted by my parents who had arranged to meet with Santa Claus. Sigh. I gave in and made a resolution to go […]
Amy Adams stars as Louise Banks, a linguistics professor who is tasked with learning to communicate with mysterious aliens who have landed in 12 gigantic spaceships. Whilst nervous nations lean towards an attack on the aliens, Banks becomes the last hope to prevent war. “the film has a sustained intensity which keeps you hooked” Arrival effortlessly […]
An international multimedia phenomenon since 1954, the Godzilla franchise returned on the big screens just in time for its 60th anniversary last year, with a rather surprising story including some new exotic characters. The classic “monster against the city” scenario is twisted and turned so that the iconic creature loses the “bad guy” label to some […]
Over the past few months, there have been few films I have looked forward to seeing more than Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As trailer after trailer was released, I, along with countless other nerds on the internet picked over details, analysed shots and speculated about everything in these brief snippets – from the back […]
Ridley Scott delivers a thrilling film and a faithful adaptation of the bestselling 2011 novel. The Martian is fallible, but with Matt Damon delivering a strong and varied performance, you probably won’t care too much about the problems that blight many of the supporting characters. The Martian follows a crew of astronauts who have to […]