The Russian word "Sputnik" is commonly known to mean "satellite" but it also translates as "companion" making it the perfect title for Egor Abramenko's first feature film. "Sputnik" is based on his short film "The Passenger", which was an official selection at 2017's Fantastic Fest, and would have premiered at this year's TIFF, had it [...]
How do you like your sci-fi? Do you prefer mind-numbing and life-altering philosophical explorations? Or would you rather shut your brain off while watching spaceships, aliens, and mayhem? With “Alien: Covenant” Ridley Scott attempts to meld both of these into a single film. However, what could have been a brilliant hybrid is instead a painfully [...]
Classic-style sci-fi films, those that are more about humanity and morality than ray guns, are rare these days. “Midnight Special” is being promoted as such a film, and with the pedigree attached, it looked promising. Unfortunately it relies almost entirely on atmosphere and neglects everything else. It’s been four years since Jeff Nichols’ last film [...]
Some early interesting concepts and great set pieces don’t come close to making up for this painfully bad wanna-be teen series that aptly lives up to is lame title. Outside of the occasional surprises and Oscar Nominated wide-releases, the months of January and February are known as the “dumping grounds” for studio’s worst films. “The [...]
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