Movie Reviews tagged Drama, Sci-fi and Thriller

  • Ad Astra Review

    With echoes of Kubrick, Nolan, and even Malick, Ad Astra is a film that reaches for the stars in more ways than one.

    With echoes of Kubrick, Nolan, and even Malick, Ad Astra is a film that reaches for the stars in more ways than one.
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  • High-Rise - Review

    Ben Wheatley is ahead of us all. Regardless that his follow-up to A Field in England feels like a film that used to get made in a healthier moviemaking era, or that the JG Ballard novel it’s based on is 45 years old, the British director is…

    Ben Wheatley is ahead of us all. Regardless that his follow-up to A Field in England feels like a film that used to get made in a healthier moviemaking era, or that the JG Ballard novel it’s based on is 45 years old, the British director is always one elusive step ahead of us in terms of what we expect of him. High-Rise is his latest diversion from a path he seems entertainingly bent on avoiding at all costs, and yet it also feels like the summation of everything he’s done up to this…
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  • The Survivalist - Review

    This minimalist, intense and uncomfortable piece of cinema is immensely subtle and nuanced.

    This minimalist, intense and uncomfortable piece of cinema is immensely subtle and nuanced.
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  • Monsters: Dark Continent - Review

    Science-fiction movies have always belonged to one of two camps: the pulp-heavy actioner (Aliens), or the cerebral cine-poem (2001: A Space Odyssey). Once every blue moon, there’ll be a movie that belongs, in most respects, to both, and Monsters:…

    Science-fiction movies have always belonged to one of two camps: the pulp-heavy actioner (Aliens), or the cerebral cine-poem (2001: A Space Odyssey). Once every blue moon, there’ll be a movie that belongs, in most respects, to both, and Monsters: Dark Continent is a prime example – but it’s not without its flaws.

    2010’s Monsters represented a brave and bold new direction for low-budget sci-fi, mainly because it actually looked a million dollars; prodigal new director Gareth Edwards…
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