All posts tagged sci-fi

Solo: A Star Wars Story Review

Han Solo is one of Star Wars’s most iconic characters. Harrison Ford’s portrayal of the cynic with a noble streak was career defining and shaped the franchise’s storyline. For this […]

Annihilation Review – Alex Garland’s Latest Science Fiction Masterpiece Will Melt your Brain, Marvel your Eyes and Master your Attention

Writer/director Alex Garland has risen through the ranks of contemporary filmmakers quite quickly, and for good reason. With Dredd, Garland could have been the new Paul Verhoeven. With his official […]

Mute Review – Tonally Confused and Narratively Uninspired, Duncan Jones’ Sci-Fi Thriller Has Nothing New to Say

In numerous interviews discussing Mute, Duncan Jones has admitted that his latest film is somewhat of a passion project that has been in development hell for years. However, it’s finally […]

The Cloverfield Paradox Review – Netflix’s Surprise Cloverfield Sequel Unboldly Goes Where Every Sci-Fi Horror Has Gone Before

In 2008, producer J.J. Abrams and director Matt Reeves shocked the world with the release of a secretive project codenamed Cloverfield, a found footage monster movie that many considered to […]

Downsizing Review – Alexander Payne’s Surreal Sci-Fi Comedy Shrinks Under its Own Ambition

Director Alexander Payne’s Downsizing isn’t the first film to tackle the concept of physical reduction. Of course, the Rick Moranis fanatics among us – yes, you know who you are […]

BOOK CLUB: Ice by Anna Kavan

Ice is the perfect winter read: it’s in the title. Anna Kavan’s 1967 chilling novel is an ideal book to read by the fireside for that cosy sensation you get […]

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 […]

Ghost in the Shell Review – Deep Diving into Visual Splendour, Without So Much of the Depth

In terms of cinematic trends, one that breaks through consistently is that of the cyberpunk sci-fi aesthetic. From Blade Runner to The Fifth Element and even Tron: Legacy, it seems that audiences have somewhat of […]

Why The Doctor Can Be Anyone, Especially a Female.

When I first started editing the film section of CUB Magazine – almost a year ago now, when Britain was in the EU, America did not have a carrot cake […]