Ad Astra (2019)

It’s fair to say that my relationship with most science-fiction is a complicated one. Though much of the actual science and genre rules tend to go completely over my head, there is something about the human themes that arise within sci-fi that I find myself drawn to. Films like Interstellar and Annihilation in recent times…

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…

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…

Passengers (2016)

With the critical success of Arrival still ringing in most cinema lover’s ears, it almost feels like not enough time has passed until we are all here again, donning our sci-fi hats for another big release. Up to this point, Passengers has spent many years on the blacklist, a list of scripts that show huge promise but…

Arrival (2016)

Welcome to week two of Amy Adams appreciation fortnight. For the last few years, it seems that there has been a trend for the latter half of the year to bring us a science-fiction adventure that breaks out of it’s genre confines and finds appeal with the mass audience. Of late, films like Gravity, Interstellar…

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…

Interstellar (2014)

It has been two years since Christopher Nolan’s last directorial effort The Dark Knight Rises blew up the scene and brought in more than one billion dollars at the box office. Since then he has lent his producing and writing hands to 2013’s Man Of Steel and this year’s Transcendence, both of which were not…