movie review

Reviewing the best science fiction movies from the past, present, and future.

Marshall Barnes15 days ago
Stopping the Clock on Spike Lee's 'See You Yesterday'
I've said it on Twitter, and I've probably said it elsewhere, but I'm VERY busy these days—too busy to keep track of such things. I will not support any more time travel science fiction that doesn't g...
Peter Pa month ago
'A.I. Rising' (2018)
I was always wondering whether I was able to create life. It seems that I am. Take any porn movie and you can be sure there’ll be some plumber who not only tries to repair the drain, but also will exa...
Matthew Trundlea month ago
An Intimate and Human Look at Troubled Familial Relationships, and Memories, 'Marjorie Prime' Is an Underrated Sci-Fi Gem
Based on the play of the same name by Jordan Harrison, Marjorie Prime takes place in a near future where it’s possible to hire a holographic version of a loved one, which will retain and store any mem...
Peter Pa month ago
'Occupation' (2018)
I got out of worse situations than this. Been married three times. This must be the stupidest movie ever made about aliens who want to use our planet as a replacement. We already saw it happening in W...
Matthew Trundlea month ago
Thoughtful, Complex, and Visually Arresting, 'Annihilation' Is the Kind of Sci-Fi Film People Should Support
For almost two decades, screenwriter Alex Garland has been using genre films as a means to ask questions about humanity in dire circumstances. From the alarming, frenetic scenarios in 28 Days Later to...
Peter Pa month ago
'Level 16' (2018)
Each hall has its top girl and in this hall it’s me. Level 16 really is an original film. Perhaps fairly minimalistic and limited in terms of storyline, but grand when it’s about the denouement. The m...
Paul Levinson2 months ago
Review of 'IO'
IO's a quiet gem of a movie—on Netflix—which reverses the usual pattern of humans embarking out into space, to the edges of our solar system and to neighboring star systems such as Alpha Centauri, so ...
Q-ell Betton2 months ago
'Mirage' - A Review (Spoilers)
Sticking with Netflix and watching films so that you may not have to, I sat down to watch Oriol Paulo’s Mirage, a Spanish thriller that blends time travel, murder, and parental angst into a compelling...
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Brian Anonymous2 months ago
My Review of 'Lucy'
I've wanted to watch the movie Lucy for quite some time and it's been out for ages. I just never got the chance to. I believe it was on Netflix soon after it had exited theaters. I remember being very...
Paul Levinson3 months ago
Review of 'Rememory'
I finally saw Rememory on Amazon Prime. Or maybe I saw it a while ago, but forgot to review it. As Todd, a middling-minor character in the movie aptly notes, "the mind forgets things for a reason." No...
Jonathan Sim3 months ago
'Alita: Battle Angel' Is a Flawed, Yet Massively Entertaining Film with Incredible Action
Many months ago, I tried to attend a screening for two upcoming movies: One was Dark Phoenix, and the other was Alita: Battle Angel. I showed up early, but they filled up and I waited on line for an h...
Watching 'Alita: Battle Angel'
Alita: Battle Angel is the 2019 live action western adaptation of Yukito Kishiro’s manga Battle Angel Alita. The original manga ran from December 1990 to April 1995, with the story being compiled into...
Michael Grube4 months ago
'Pacific Rim: Uprising' (2018)
The illustrious mega monster scene has had better days. Gone are the rubber suits and the cheesy building explosions as they have been replaced by pure CGI overload. Asia definitely corners the market...
Gavin Spoors4 months ago
The Retrospective Series: 'Attack the Block'
It started out as a nice idea to focus on Joe Cornish's debut feature as his latest film, The Kid Who Would Be King, hits US cinemas. Unfortunately, it seems the two are destined to share the same fat...
Gavin Spoors4 months ago
IFFR: 'High Life' Review
Due to this review, the next Retrospective Series article will be posted on Thursday. This is a review from the International Film Festival Rotterdam screening of High Life.
Paul Levinson4 months ago
Review of 'Anon'
Andrew Niccol's Gattaca in 1997 remains one of the surprise all-time best science fiction movies, surprise because Gattaca was Niccol's first. His follow-up, The Truman Show in 1998, was even more lio...
Gavin Spoors4 months ago
The Retrospective Series—'Looper'
When it comes to films deemed 'unloved,' there are worse cases than Looper. It was universally praised by critics and it did surprisingly well at the box office, especially considering the film's mode...
Jonathan Sim5 months ago
My Experience Watching the 'Star Wars Holiday Special'
Let me tell you something about Star Wars fans: we rarely agree. I mean, we've agreed that A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi are all great movies. But some of us like the pre...