Articles Posted in the " Sci-Fi " Category

  • Afterschool

    Teenage angst breaches new yet surprisingly dull territory in this pretentious thriller set in an East Coast prep school. Afterschool provides a hundred solid minutes of tedious indie art as we explore awkward social situations and drug abuse, all through one too many lingering back-of-head shots.

  • The Slipper And The Rose

    Uncalled for reissue of lengthy, vanilla flavoured telling of Cinderella, most famous for being mocked as David Frost’s pet project in Frost/ Nixon. Nice outfits, all the same.

  • Sound It Out

    Slice-of-life documentaries are all well and good, but life can be horribly mundane and depressing sometimes. Sadly, Sound It Out‘s plea to save a record store and Britain’s ailing music industry will leave you wanting to chuck all your vinyl into a landfill.

  • The Well-Digger’s Daughter

    There is something exquisitely beautiful about the quiet desperation of a broken heart. The Well-Digger’s Daughter captures this sorrow perfectly; from the excitement of the first meeting to the moment a young girl gives everything away for love, this picturesque period drama promises to captivate any audience.

  • Chronicle

    Another found footage film? Really? About some teenagers who unexpectedly develop superpowers? You may be struggling to decide whether this is more shamelessly ripped off from Misfits or Jumper, but Josh Trank’s slick and brooding feature debut is very much an original. You’ll believe a nerd can fly…

  • Go To Blazes

    Michael Truman’s Go to Blazes (1962) is celebrating its 50th anniversary! What could be a better way to celebrate than with an exclusive screening at the BFI Southbank? But, before you hit up the London Comedy Film Festival on January 29th, check out what we have to say about this glorious old-school flick…

  • Bail Enforcers

    We didn’t expect much from a film starring a wrestler. But we did expect a film starring a lady wrestler to not be relentlessly sexist. WELL SUE US FOR SHOWING A LITTLE OPTIMISM.

  • The Burma Conspiracy

    Tomer Sisley returns as reluctant global business tycoon Largo Winch. Split over two timelines, set three years apart, The Burma Conspiracy breaks from the norm as it is nether a prequel or a sequel, but one of those inter-quels you’ve heard so little about.

  • Rage

    Rage is one of the best indie horror flicks we’ve seen in a long while. Drawing on Hitchcockian techniques, Witherspoon manages to transform an everyday occurrence into a terrifyingly realistic psychological thriller, keeping the suspense-fuelled mystery turned right up until the very end….

  • The Darkest Hour

    Who knew that sci-fi films were allowed to be set outside New York City? Every timeworn trope of the ‘alien invasion’ genre beloved of Cold War screenwriters has hurdled the Iron Curtain and descended on Moscow for The Darkest Hour, a virtually irredeemable mess of contrived clichés, crap CGI and Cyrillic cignage. And some things that don’t begin with C (as well as some others that do which we can’t mention here – looking at you, Bekmambetov).