Science Fiction 9 results

Review: Gemini Man a bad case of character assassination

Movie review: Gemini Man Will Smith stars twice over as a government assassin seeking to destroy his mission-focused younger clone in Ang Lee’s strangely vacant thriller haunted by ghosts in the machine.
4Score

Review: Ad Astra explores the emptiness of the masculine ideal

Movie review: Ad Astra James Gray probes the hero myth through a father-son story that casts Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones as strangers trying to find a meaningful connection in the existential void.
2.5Score

Kin can’t make good from a wonderfully bad Franco

Movie review: Kin The Baker boys' debut feature may not be fabulous, but somewhere in this wannabe young adult franchise lies a message about the power of guns, and how it transforms one’s place in the American social order.
3Score

Check In at Hotel Artemis and Visit Hell

Movie Review: Hotel Artemis A decaying deco hotel set in a dystopian downtown Los Angeles creates a swirling backdrop for a random story of redemption anchored only by Jodie Foster’s persistent talent and Dave Bautista's hulking presence.
4Score

Blade Runner 2049 Functions on Memory More than Feelings

Movie review: Blade Runner 2049 Denis Villeneuve recreates the moral vacancy that defined Ridley Scott's masterpiece through his textured frames, but even with Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling in lead roles, the movie lacks an emotional connection
5Score

Arrival proves mind-altering

Movie review: Arrival Denis Villeneuve's latest may look like a simple first-contact story, but it goes much deeper as it questions the linear nature of time and the role of language
2.5/5Score

Star Trek Beyond falls Below the Bar

Movie review: Star Trek Beyond Justin Lin revs the Enterprise's perpetually over-heated engines but Star Trek Beyond orbits a familiar universe without reflection

Millennium haunted by ghosts of Al Waxman, Maury Chaykin

From the Bottom of the Pile Movies: Blu-ray review - Millennium Finding a little piece of Canada's film past, and a message from the future, in the wreckage of a 1980s science fiction film starring Kris Kristofferson and Cheryl Ladd  
4Score

Ex Machina dangles a divine equation

Movie review: Ex Machina Writer Alex Garland makes an impressive directing debut retooling Greek tragedy with silicon parts, writes Katherine Monk