Tag: sci-fi

TRAILER PARK – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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TRAILER PARK – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

This one needs no introduction as generations of film fans sat glued to YouTube or in the audience at the Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017. The trailer starts much like the film is rumoured to: on Luke’s island exile where we see Rey receiving the sort of training that would […]

Ghost In The Shell (2017)
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Ghost In The Shell (2017)

Ghost in “a white washing machine” Before we get into the hot topic of casting, we wanted to look at the film objectively and as a standalone complex (no pun intended). We wanted to review this movie with no preconceptions and trying not to dwell on the original material too much. […]

Classic Cracker: TRON (1982)
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Classic Cracker: TRON (1982)

Arguably a more enjoyable and entertaining movie experience nowadays than when it was first released, TRON has dated, certainly, but it has dated in a way that makes it even more stylish and, dare I say it, retro-cool. And it’s maybe also a big plus that we’re no longer being bombarded with clips […]

Arrival (2016)
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Arrival (2016)

Dennis Villeneuve may well be my favourite director working today, and I can’t believe that it took my viewing of Arrival to hammer that home to me. Although I have only seen his past couple of movies, both have been smart and hugely entertaining. In fact, I have STILL to […]

TIFF 2016 – Arrival (2016)
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TIFF 2016 – Arrival (2016)

Britain might have fallen out of love with experts, as Michael Gove so eloquently explained this year, but for Hollywood they’ve lost none of their shine. When bad things happen it’s straight off to academia to find someone to fix it. Arrival takes this approach, wisely turning to a language […]

World Cinema Wednesday: Godzilla (1954)
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World Cinema Wednesday: Godzilla (1954)

AKA Gojira. It would be easy for me to write a lengthy essay about the circumstances that affected Japan so seriously it ended up creating Gojira (to give him his proper name). Okay, it would take some more time and research, but I would still end up covering ground that […]

EIFF 2016: Flash Gordon (1980)
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EIFF 2016: Flash Gordon (1980)

I last viewed Flash Gordon a very, very long time ago. I was a young teenager, or perhaps even slightly younger, and it was on TV. But that experience was enough to keep it in my memory for decades. If asked, I would reply that it was a firm favourite […]

EIFF 2016: The Virgin Psychics (2015)
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EIFF 2016: The Virgin Psychics (2015)

Shota Sometani plays Yoshiro, a young virgin who spends his evenings engaging in some frantic onanism while trying to visualise the girl he is destined to be with. This is a girl he spoke with before he was born. Womb to womb, so to speak, telephatically. Anyway, on the evening […]