Annihilation (Full Review)

Alex Garland emerged in a big way with 2014’s Ex_Machina. His directorial debut showed that he had the chops to make an intense science fiction thriller without big, bloated CGI effects. In his much anticipated follow up, Garland brings in an impressive cast to take on Jeff VanderMeer’s bestselling novel, Annihilation. Natalie Portman stars as Lena, […]

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X-Men: Apocalypse (Full Review)

The X-Men franchise has seen some lows (X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), but for the most part, some of the best films in the superhero genre have come from this 16 year film series about mutants with superpowers attempting to coexist with the humans who fear them. No director knows the heights of […]

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Ex_Machina Review

Sometimes it’s the simple things that resonate best. A science fiction film doesn’t always need dozens of action sequences, wall to wall CGI, and a long list of eclectic characters. Sometimes it just needs one immensely stimulating idea, a simple illusion to give authenticity, a director with keen vision, and a few splendid actors to […]

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January 2015 Reviews (Pt. 2)

PROJECT ALMANAC Another found footage movie exploring the nature of a science fiction component told through the eyes of “average” American teens. The story follows a high school genius as he, his two best friends, his sister, and his crush, develop the world’s first known time machine. Like many time travel movies before it, it […]

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