Tag Archives: science fiction

Star Trek Beyond (2016) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Star Trek Beyond (2016)  Directed by Justin Lin With Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Karl Urban and Idris Elba Fast and Furious director Justin Lin takes the Captain’s chair for Star Trek Beyond, the third … Continue reading

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Arrival (2016) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Arrival (2016) Directed by Denis Villeneuve • Written by Eric Heisserer With Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker There’s a mournful nature to much of Denis Villeneuve’s work, which is forefront in the tone of Arrival, an intelligent science-fiction drama-thriller … Continue reading

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Dark Angel (1990) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Dark Angel (1990) Directed by Craig R. Baxley • Written by Jonathan Tydor and David Koepp. With Dolph Ludgren, Brian Benben, Betsy Brantley, Matthias Hues and Sherman Howard. It might surprise many to discover that Dark Angel is a well … Continue reading

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Fortress (1992) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Fortress (1992) Directed by Stuart Gordon. With Christopher Lambert, Kurtwood Smith, Loryn Locklin and Clifton Collins Jr. There are solid ideas at work in Fortress, a dystopian vision of 2017 which summons the tonal feel (and blood flow) of Total … Continue reading

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Saturn 3 (1980) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Saturn 3 (1980) Directed by Stanley Donen. With Kirk Douglas, Farrah Fawcett and Harvey Kietel. Oh, the curse of the troubled shoot. Some films survive the turmoil and turn out much better than they ought to have been, considering the … Continue reading

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The Island (2005) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

The Island (2005) Directed by Michael Bay. With Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson, Djimon Hounsou, Sean Bean, Steve Buscemi, Michael Clarke Duncan and Ethan Phillips. Notable for being the debut of screen-writing duo Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci, The Island is … Continue reading

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Ex-Machina (2015) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Ex-Machina (2015) Directed by Alex Garland. With Domnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander. Written and directed by Alex Garland – previously best-known as a novelist and scriptwriter – Ex-Machina is a beautifully shot science-fiction parable about a gifted computer programmer … Continue reading

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Lucy (2014) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Lucy (2014) Directed by Luc Besson. With Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman and Choi Min-shik. Written and directed by Luc Besson, Lucy is a mind-bending science-fiction action film starring Scarlett Johansson as a woman who is unwittingly exposed to a drug (CPh4) which gives … Continue reading

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Predator (1987) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Predator (1987) Directed by John McTiernan. With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill Duke, Jesse Ventura, Sonny Landham, Richard Chaves and Shane Black. ‘The hunter becoming the hunted’ is a concept that immediately tweaks my interest. Add a science-fiction slant … Continue reading

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Fantastic Voyage (1966) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Fantastic Voyage (1966) Directed by Richard Fleischer. With Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch, Edmond O’Brien, Donald Pleasence, Arthur O’ Connell and Arthur Kennedy. Some films are released and echo throughout time, remaining relevant and potent to live a life beyond a life. … Continue reading

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