Films within the science fiction genre often deal with topics that attempt to make the audience think deeper. When done well, it allows filmmakers to take us out of the present reality and into a potential future, for better or worse. Directed by Ray Raghavan, Violentia is a sci-fi feature that presents some interesting ideas but falls short in almost every regard.Continue reading
Covering politics in cinema is an incredibly difficult effort. Often dealing with heated topics, a movie based on a person of power is almost always skewed from a certain viewpoint, no matter how objective the filmmakers attempt to be. Written and directed by Adam McKay, Vice is a film that unapologetically leans a certain way, delivering a clutter of mixed quality.Continue reading
As a genre, science fiction cinema has been able to adapt to a variety of stories. Proficiently taking shape as a huge blockbuster or an intimate character piece, sci-fi films have a history of being incredibly diverse. Written and directed by Zeek Earl and Chris Caldwell, Prospect is a new movie that takes a smaller path on the road to becoming the low-budget sci-fi western that you did not know you needed.Continue reading
Setting a film in primarily one location has long been a method to focus your story on characters and their interactions. Films like The Thing and Reservoir Dogs have allowed for the script to do the talking with dialogue that keeps us gripped throughout. Written and directed by Henry Dunham, The Standoff at Sparrow Creek is a new release that successfully displays the positives of small-scale cinema.Continue reading
This article contains spoilers for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Read at your own risk.
Originating in the seminal Star Wars film, Han Solo has grown to become a fan favourite for nerds and cinema goers alike. Portrayed with a wonderful performance by Harrison Ford, Han was able to go from strength to strength during his tenure in the first trilogy. With a once off appearance as an older man in The Force Awakens, many of us thought that this would be the last live action sighting of our favourite smuggler. With an unwarranted decision to provide a needless backstory, 2018 saw the delivery of a movie that predictably did more bad than good. Continue reading