Jupiter Ascending – Review

Jupiter Ascending is simply disappointing. The Wachowskis' latest film is confused, creative, crazed, colourful and contradictory, the original promise squandered by schlocky rehashes of the directors’...

Interstellar – Review

Interstellar is magnificently ambitious. It is just a shame that narrative appears to be the stubbiest finger upon the grasping palm of its lofty aspirations. Nolan’s space odyssey detonates some of the...

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...

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...

Gravity – LFF Review

"I think a future flight should include a poet, a priest and a philosopher . . . we might get a much better idea of what we saw." - Michael Collins, the pilot of Apollo 11, describing his views from the...

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...