All posts tagged Rian Johnson

‘Welcome to the Desert of the Virtually Real’ – Ready Player One and The Heavenly Hazards of Nostalgia

For those of you that have now seen Steven Spielberg’s latest film, Ready Player One, you were no doubt attracted to it, and left your screening of it satisfied, due […]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review – Rian Johnson Balances the Cultural Force of the Star Wars Mythos, With This Divisive Yet Original Entry in the Skywalker Saga

In 2015, Kathleen Kennedy and J.J. Abrams gave us Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a film that brought George Lucas’ vision of a galaxy far, far away back to the […]

In Space, No One Will Hear Star Wars Fans’ Scream: Why the Alien Franchise needs to Lead Science Fiction filmmaking

WARNING: SPOILERS FOR ALIEN: COVENANT AHEAD Following the release of Alien: Covenant and Ridley Scott’s assertion that he’d like to continue building this franchise, it would seem to take precedence, […]

2016: A Sci-Fi Odyssey – How Science-Fiction is the key to a rebirth of the cinema

So, in lieu of the arrival of, well, ‘Arrival’, we can begin to notice a pattern across the last few years of cinema, a monolith of cerebral science-fiction movies passing through […]