Tag Archive: Science fiction

Review: Advantageous (Phang, 2015) – SFIFF 2015

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In the future, terrorist attacks are commonplace; society has become even more obsessed with youth and beauty; the gap between the rich and the poor has only widened; and, for the ever-shrinking middle… Continue reading

Review: Nuoc 2030 (Nguyen-Vo, 2014) – CAAMFest 2015

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Science fiction movies are still relatively rare at film festivals, so I jumped at the chance to watch this film, which is competing in CAAMFest 2015‘s Comcast Narrative Competition. Set in the year 2030… Continue reading

Review: Coherence (Ward Byrkit, 2013)

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I’ve long ago given up on the thrill of scaring myself with horror flicks or roller coasters; it just doesn’t seem fun anymore. So it was not with the purpose of frightening myself… Continue reading

Review: Lucy (Besson, 2014)

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Diehard Scarlett Johansson fans will likely love this movie no matter what I say, but the rest of you can safely take a pass. I watched this during summer blockbuster season, which, to… Continue reading

Review: Snowpiercer (Bong, 2013)

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I couldn’t tell from watching the trailer if Snowpiercer was going to be pretty good or incredibly bad. It turns out that I found it pretty bad, but everyone else in the world… Continue reading

Review: Gravity (Cuarón, 2013)

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By now you all probably have either seen the film or know its premise: astronauts Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) and Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) get lost in space–well, not all of space, just… Continue reading

Review: Her (Jonze, 2013)

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  In Her, which takes place in the not-too-distant future, Joaquin Phoenix plays Theodore, a professional letter writer who falls in love with his new operating system Samantha (voice by Scarlett Johansson). I… Continue reading

Review: I Origins (Cahill, 2014) – Sundance 2014

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Most will know director Mike Cahill from his previous Sundance feature Another Earth, which enjoyed a relatively robust festival afterlife (I watched it on the plane, having missed it at the 2011 festival… Continue reading