The Wachowskis’ latest is no Matrix. But then, what is? If you take it on as a fun space caper with great sets and special effects then you’ll enjoy it. Analyse it further at your peril. Continue reading Jupiter Ascending: Have the Wachowskis lost their way?
And so there was a big bang and then… A brief history of Stephen Hawking came to pass. An as Englishman I sometimes forget that, as a global power, we punch massively above our weight. Particularly when it comes to producing bona fide geniuses. In recent months The Imitation Game hit the cinemas, charting the life of the brilliant Alan Turing, the man who cracked … Continue reading The Theory of Everything: Redmayne and Jones dazzle and delight
We’ve entered a time in which certain filmmakers – directors and writers to be precise – are being afforded a fairly free license to make the films that they want to make. Films on an epic scale, but with added smarts. The thinking person’s blockbuster. With Interstellar director Christopher Nolan has firmly left the Batman franchise behind and struck out into bold new territory. You … Continue reading Interstellar: Nolan goes intergalactic
Alfonso Cuaron drives me nuts. There I’ve said it. His films are so immersive, so real, they frequently leave you gasping for air. That’s very much the case in Gravity when our protagonist, Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock), is dangerously low on oxygen. In fact, there isn’t a time when she’s not in serious peril. You can see why this film wouldn’t work beyond 90 … Continue reading Gravity: the tale of Houston in the blind