Lucy – Review

Visually overflowing, and just about as ludicrous as it is "clever", Luc Besson's latest relies so heavily on pseudo-intellectualism that its outer world quickly falls away to pseudo-reality. Though...

Edge of Tomorrow – Review

Edge of Tomorrow exploits its premise for dramatic and comic effect, but its repetitious scenes of death/rebirth ruin the sense of danger and tension; at times it’s like watching someone else play a video...

Transcendence – Review

Which is worse: a bad film or a disappointing one? Transcendence manages to be both at the same time. Wally Pfister’s directorial debut is a fractured crazy pavement, cementing together thick slabs of...

The Last Days on Mars – Review

It might be a brave new world but we’ve definitely been here before. The humdrum minimalism of Sunshine and Alien crossed with the runny-screamy parts of Alien and Sunshine mean little is unexpected, even...

The Zero Theorem – Review

The Zero Theorem is unmistakably a Terry Gilliam film, for better or worse. He has created a deliciously chaotic dystopia, saturated with colour and adverts, but his ramshackle directing threatens to disengage...

Her – Review

Whether you view Her as a vision of dystopia or utopia rather depends on your relationship with technology. To Theodore (Phoenix) it is at once the reason and remedy for his loneliness. He is struggling to...

Ender’s Game – Review

In the wake of Will, Matt and Tom’s duds, it falls to Asa “boy in the Tron spacejamas” Butterfield to deliver 2013’s decent sci-fi flick. Well, damn. Gavin Hood’s adaptation of Orson Scott...

Elysium – Review

South African director Neill Blomkamp once again conjures up the beautiful filth, in what must be something akin to Steve Jobs' worst nightmare. Just looking at the sheer grittiness of LA's futuristic urban...