Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Little Joe (Review) – A spoon full of pollen helps the happiness goes viral

There is much to be admire in Jessica Hausner’s first English language film ‘Little Joe’. It’s glorious cinematography and unconventional score mixing with a homage to both Day of the Triffids and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. While also embracing the tongue in cheek mystery of Tales of the Unexpected. However, despite its glorious visuals and promise of excellence this …

Ad Astra (Review) – An interstellar journey into the human condition

In 2016 James Grey brought us the underrated ‘The Lost City of Z‘. A film that focused on the human need for exploration and understanding. Exploring the desire of humans to risk everything in answering the questions inherent in the unknown and unexplored. Ad Astra continues the themes of Grey’s earlier film. Mixing stunning cinematography with the human desire to …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – Avengers Endgame

The Avengers journey has been a true cultural phenomenon of modern film. Reigniting the superhero genre while dovetailing a whole cinematic universe of colour and diversity alongside characters of depth. While not always perfect in plot devices, Endgame manages to deliver an exquisite curtain call for characters who have become central to the rebirth of comic books on screen. Read …

The Black Hole – 40th Anniversary Retrospective

On December 21st 1979 Disney’s family science fiction gamble The Black Hole premiered at Odeon Leicester Square, London. Released the same month as the hotly anticipated Star Trek – The Motion Picture. The Black Hole was a huge risk for Disney’s live action studio, being its first foray into big budget science fiction territory. The Black Hole started its cinematic …

Spider-Man: Far from Home – Review

Spoiler Free Spider-Man Homecoming was one of the standout successes of 2017, offering a truly fresh superhero film to the Marvel canon. Homecoming re-energised the Spider-Man character after a plethora of outings, injecting a youthful, electric energy through Tom Holland’s outstanding debut. Hope was therefore high that its follow up would meet or surpass the energy of the first outing, …

High Life – Review

In an unspecified future, young criminals on death row are sent on a journey of no return. Their mission being the gathering of scientific data on the energy of a black hole. With the data furthering knowledge back on Earth. While the isolation of their journey provides time for each individual to contemplate the crime they committed. However, as they …

Avengers Endgame (Review)

The Avengers journey has been a true cultural phenomenon of modern film, reigniting the superhero genre while dovetailing a whole cinematic universe of colour and diversity into a core central journey alongside characters of depth. While not always perfect in plot devices, Endgame manages to deliver an exquisite curtain call for characters who have become central to the rebirth of comic books on screen.