REVIEW: Mike Cahill’s Sci-fi Drama ‘Bliss’ (2021) Gets Lost in a Silly, Weightless Plot

Not even Owen Wilson and Salma Hayek can rescue this dull sci-fi fantasy from glitching all over the place, and you’d expect a double act of this calibre to be a lot more fun than it is

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Now That’s What I Call Kino #18 – ‘Attack of the 50 Foot Woman’ (1958): America’s Fear of Second-Wave Feminism

Certain movie posters can stay ingrained on your mind whether or not you’ve seen the film in question. A shark lurking beneath the ocean’s surface of an unaware swimmer has been spoofed until its original poster has become a cliché. And so before movie posters were just a compilation of Photoshop faces to attract you…

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[The Revolution Will Be Televised] Starship Troopers (1997) and American Fascism

What’s scary – and I believe this was Verhoeven’s intent – was that Starship Troopers wasn’t that far off the Hollywood normal.

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10 Years On, ‘Tron: Legacy’ (2010) Deserves More Credit for its Ambitions

Sure, the film doesn’t exactly tell a masterful story with intelligent writing and dialogue, but there are so many narrative and thematic elements that deserve to be praised.

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LFF REVIEW: ‘Possessor’ (2020) is an Engrossing, Nihilistic Dreamscape

What we do get, however, is a stylish blood-soaked thriller bolstered by strong performances and a strong visual identity.

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REVIEW: Tenet (2020) Strives to Break New Ground

Tenet is a ferocious film that moves forwards and backwards at an alarming rate

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REVIEW: Shudder Original ‘The Beach House’ (2020) is Neither Scary nor Memorable

Although The Beach House has all the ingredients of a smart low-budget terror, it has none of the bite.

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REVIEW: ‘The Complex’ (2020) is an Admirable Attempt at Pushing the Interactive Film Genre Forward

Video games and films are different mediums, yet their respective industries are adamant that they share enough similarities to blend the two together. Here, we have the live-action interactive science-fiction film, The Complex.

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REVIEW: ‘Color Out of Space’ (2020) A Technicolour Wonder of Cosmic Horror

From the producers of Mandy, Color Out of Space is a technicolour wonder of cosmic horror and Nicolas Cage insanity.

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The Father’s Frontier: Familial Separation in Modern Space Movies

With a fully-armed and operational Star Wars franchise in play, cinematic portrayals of the great unknown which don’t belong to a galaxy far, far away have truly had their work cut out. Financially and in terms of sheer screen space, the Skywalker saga (and its various spin-offs) has dominated the sci-fi landscape. But as this…

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