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Gravity (2013)

Warning: *This review contains a spoiler.* I am compelled to start this review with a little lecture on genre. Whenever a movie like Apollo 13 or Gravity comes out, there are philistines who claim that such movies are not science fiction.…

Captain Phillips (2013)

Greengrass and Hanks' Somali hijacking film favors action and emotion over specifics  *** Warning 'ere be spoilers *** Paul Greengrass' Captain Phillips is a movie based on a 2009 incident of a container ship with a US captain by this name…

All is Lost (2013)

A sacrament of survival The only appropriate thing to say about J.C. Chandor's highly original and brilliantly executed second feature is nothing, because it is wordless, or nearly so. It follows someone for days in a life and death…

The Starving Games (2013)

I said yes to reviewing The Starving Games because I am of the opinion that if ever there were a movie that deserved to be spoofed, it is The Hunger Games (click to see how much I loathed that movie). And while I was afraid that The…

Life Force (1985)

I religiously went to see just about all the sci-fi movies I could when I was a teen (during that amazing time called "the eighties"!) - and actually I have also been doing so ever since - but Lifeforce is one movie I did not catch in its…

Days of Grace (2011)

In Mexico, ”the days of grace”are the 30 days that a Football World Cup lasts, during which both criminals and police are taking it easy, letting their guard down. But what is chronicled in this ironically titled movie is an exception to…

All Superheroes Must Die (2011)

Two things in particular in this world are beyond my capacity to explain. One is the chaos and unpredictability of the global weather system. The other is how the hell it is possible to make SO many movies that are SO bad. It just boggles…