Children of Men

When Alfonso Cuaron’s Children of Men opened in cinemas in 2006, while it came with a strong reputation I have to admit by being put of by the presence of Clive Owen. While a good actor I have always found him hard to get on with on-screen and so with a couple of exceptions have... Continue Reading →

Starship Troopers

Twenty years ago Starship Troopers became possibly the first film I made a point of going to see more than once in its first cinema run, so regardless of anything else it has an interesting place in my cinematic education. Coming back to it now after several years of not seeing it, via a screening... Continue Reading →

Silent Running

Throughout November the Guernsey Museum at Candie Gardens have been showing a series of films to coincide with their rather excellent Engage Warp Drive exhibition of science fiction paraphernalia and the Guernsey Arts Commission's exhibition of work by Chris Foss. Following on from Forbidden Planet from the 50s and The Quatermass Experiment from the 60s,... Continue Reading →

Blade Runner 2049

Ever since the announcement of Blade Runner 2049, a sequel to Blade Runner, Ridley Scott's seminal sci-if movie of the early 80s, there was a sense of worry, for two reasons. First was wondering could a sequel heading back into this world after such a long break live up to its predecessor and not just... Continue Reading →

Fantastic Four (2015)

Despite being Marvel's pioneering super team it's always seemed that the Fantastic Four have struggled when it comes to screen adaptations. While Iron Man, The Avengers, Spider-Man, The X-Men and more have all had some success, no outings for Reed Richards (Miles Teller), Sue (Kate Mara) & Johnny (Michael B. Jordan) Storm and Ben Grimm (Jamie... Continue Reading →

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