Tag Archives: Sci-Fi

Titans Season 2 – Despite a few minor stumbles, Titans are back with a bang

Titans season one debuted in 2018, providing a shining light in sea of superhero TV shows. By not only giving a long overdue platform to some of DC Comics most overlooked characters in TV and film. But also surrounding their debut with a decidedly adult tone. Reinventing the characters for a modern audience, while equally honouring their comic book roots. …

Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (Review)

Spoiler Free How do you end a Skywalker saga born 42 years ago? While also drawing to a close the timeline of a new set of characters born five years ago? This is a challenge that Star Wars Episode XI: The Rise of Skywalker never quite manages to circumnavigate. Ultimately creating a frenetic and somewhat muddled and disappointing end to …

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 …

Captain Marvel (Review)

Continuing the Marvel cinematic journey, Captain Marvel takes us back to a time before the Avengers. Where Carol Danvers or Vers (Brie Larson) is the first intergalactic hero to meet Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson). From the outset the Marvel formula is present, mixing humour and action with solid performances from an experienced cast. However, unlike previous Marvel pictures, Captain …

Border (Gräns) – Review

Adapted from a short story by John Ajvide Lindqvist. Who also brought us Let The Right One In. Director Ali Abbasi takes Lindqvist’s story into feature film format. While also creating one the most unique, surprising and utterly enthralling piece of fantasy/drama seen since The Shape of Water. One that not only takes us the edges of reality, but also …