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“We don’t want other worlds, we want mirrors”

June 5th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Film

Solaris- Steven Soderbergh Andrei Tarkovsky’s acclaimed 1972 version of StanisÅ‚aw Lem’s science-fiction novel Solaris was a film I liked to pretend I enjoyed and understood as a wanabee film-buff adolescent. With hindsight the film remained largely obscure to me then, bar some strikingly illusory imagery, particularly those in the memorable final sequence. I haven’t had […]

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Cloverfield – J.J. Abrams

June 1st, 2008 · No Comments · Film

Cloverfield, a mathematical formula 4/10 In the absence of any good films to see and, evidently, anything interesting to write about, I find myself posting a review of ‘Cloverfield’, a very forgettable but above average action blockbuster. Well, not really a review as such but rather a mathematical formula, for these types of films – […]

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Sunshine – Danny Boyle

July 24th, 2007 · No Comments · Film

Weightless 4/10 I’m loathe to criticise British cinema since it needs all the help it can get, but this doesn’t play to our nation’s filmmaking strengths. It’s worthy sci-fi which borrows a little from all corners of the genre (e.g., Event Horizon, the Alien franchise, 2001, Solaris) and garnishes it masses of relentless visual trickery. […]

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