All posts tagged science fiction

50 Years Later, 2001: A Cinematic Legacy

In 2014 I was lucky enough to see the British Film Institute’s re- release of Stanley Kubrick’s science fiction epic 2001: A Space Odyssey. I hadn’t learned to drive yet […]

Ready Player One Review – Steven Spielberg’s Futuristic Arcade of 80’s Pop Culture References is an Enjoyable, if Low-Level, Trip Back to the Future

The pervasive wave of nostalgia that we’re currently riding on, flooding our television and cinema screens, has hit a new, eye-popping peak in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, a visually […]

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, […]

Alien: Covenant Review – Ridley Scott’s Creative Genius Bursts Through the Chest of this Wholly Unique Sci-Fi Headtrip

If there is one thing that any film fan can agree on, it is that Sir Ridley Scott is the science fiction master of contemporary American filmmaking. With his masterworks […]

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 […]