High Life (2018)

From Aliens to The Martian to Gravity and beyond, there is something about the concept of survival and existence in space that really floats my boat when it comes to cinema. I’m by no means a sci-fi aficionado, but the way that the vastness and oftentimes hopelessness of space strips characters down to their bare…

A Wrinkle In Time (2018)

Before entering the cinema, the only thing I knew about Disney’s latest live action adventure was that it is an adaptation of a 1962 novel by Madeleine L’Engle, a novel that was famously believed to be unfilmable thanks to its abstract concepts. If the world has taught me one thing, it is that if something…

Life (2017)

I think it would be fair to argue that of all the cinematic genres, sci-fi is the one that if done well, can be the most excellent, and if done poorly, can be the absolute worst. From the unbeatable classics of the genre like the Alien franchise to some criminal abominations like Battlefield Earth and…

The Martian (2015)

Just short of a year ago, I was sat in a dark theatre having my mind bended in all sorts of directions by Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. This year, it appears that the sci-fi cinema audiences are swapping Matthew McConaughey for Matt Damon in Ridley Scott’s big screen adaptation of Andy Weir’s 2001 novel The Martian. With…