Reviews

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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Classic, Reviews

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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Classic, Reviews

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)

Jim Carrey ditches the goofy faces and plays it straight in this imaginative, loopy, psychological 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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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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Interstellar (2014)

Christopher Nolan is one of the greatest directors of his generation. He has written and directed a range of great films, that deal with similar themes and issues, which are all grounded in dramatic realism. His science fiction epic Interstellar continues Nolan’s fine form. This film is set in the near future where Earth is dying and […]

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