Classic Movies, Lists

Sci-Fi At Its Best: 5 Classic Alien Invasion Films

Let’s talk sci-fi, specifically the alien invasion sub-genre! Ever since the 1950s – the decade which saw the sci-fi genre really take off – audiences and mainstream filmmakers have been mad about the idea of aliens invading Earth. And I’m not surprised either: how can anyone resist the lure of escapist spectacle and the chance […]

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Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Who in their right mind would spend 150 million on a sequel to Blade Runner, released in 1982? Sequels are notoriously disappointing and we all know it’s impossible to recreate a classic, especially one as experiential as the original Blade Runner. Its legacy makes it a tough act to follow. So, it feels like such an impressive feat […]

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Blade Runner: Director’s Cut

What more can be said about Blade Runner that hasn’t already been covered in the past three decades? The first thing I’ll point out is it that requires deep thinking to understand and appreciate. It’s extremely philosophical and thematic that its quality will be lost on those who draw a blank at anything that’s a bit “out there”. […]

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Colossal (2017): Weird and Wacky Monster Movie

Imagine every time you go out drinking, a massive lizard-like monster causes mass destruction in South Korea. Your wild behaviour literally manifests itself as a Godzilla lookalike, imagine that for a minute… Because this is what happens to Gloria (Anne Hathaway) in Colossal. This is a weird film. It’s the kind of movie that’s guaranteed to […]

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Coherence (2014): Dizzying Sci-Fi Drama

A dinner party brings together eight thirty-something friends, during the passage of a comet. This comet causes cracked phone screens, a neighbourhood power cut and malevolent influences down the street. But there’s still hope, they think, as the group spot a house with the lights still on. When they go and check it out, they […]

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Donnie Darko (2001)

True classics never get old! It was the turn of the millennia when Richard Kelly created sci-fi drama Donnie Darko, which boasts one of the most complex and compelling stories of this century. It was also the moment cinema discovered Jake Gyllenhaal, who portrays Donnie, a schizophrenic high school kid. And his problems begin when a mysterious […]

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Arrival (2016)

“Life is a journey, not a destination”, is a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, and I see Arrival as an adoption of that phrase. This is arguably the most mysterious and obscure alien thriller, to come out in a long while. I really enjoyed it! As I don’t want to spoil anything, I’m keeping this review […]

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Looper (2012)

The best thing about the sci-fi genre is that there’s an infinite amount of room for creativity. Rian Johnson’s Looper is a science fiction crime thriller, with Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, playing older and younger versions of the same character. The film depicts that time travel is invented by 2074 and is used illegally by […]

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Source Code (2011)

A large portion of audiences don’t want to have to think too hard when they watch a film, preferring entertainment over thought-provoking subjects. There’s nothing wrong with this, but I believe sometimes, you need to branch out. Enter Source Code… This is both an enthralling and intellectually stimulating movie! Directed by Duncan Jones, Source Code is about alternate […]

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Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind (2004)

Jim Carrey ditches the goofy faces and plays it straight in this loopy psychological, sci-fi romance story. There are very few films that I cherish more than Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Years on and it’s still one of the best films I’ve seen and in my top five of all time. Writing a review of […]

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Triangle (2009)

Triangle: how to talk about this movie without giving anything away? Perhaps a good start would be to praise Christopher Smith for coming up with such a unique, mind-boggling story, that demands your attention. This brain twisting film starts out like any other. Jess (Melissa George) a single mother of an autistic son, goes on […]

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Midnight Special (2016)

A devoted father, Roy Tomlin (Michael Shannon), goes on the run with his young son, Alton (Jaeden Lieberher), who possesses special powers. With the help of his friend Lucas (Joel Edgerton), Roy will literally do anything in his power to protect his son from the religious cult and the federal government, who are mercilessly hunting him. Midnight […]

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