Tag Archives: Inception

Review: Doctor Strange (2016)

The problem with Marvel is that a lot of their characters have the same origin story. “Arrogant prig becomes selfless hero” is almost as commonplace as DC’s “Death of family gives hero guilt-driven purpose”. Stephen Strange’s story may not be … Continue reading

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Blade Runner & Inception: “Questions, yes?”

This piece contains spoilers for BLADE RUNNER and INCEPTION. Two of the most iconic Science Fiction films of all time, two distinctive and revolutionary directors putting their vision on screen, two of the biggest questions we as a species can … Continue reading

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10 Years, 10 Spectacular Sci-fi Films (2005-2014)

Science fiction has become a film genre increasingly derivative and dispiritingly inconsistent in quality in recent years. 2012’s TOTAL RECALL was a terrible remake and PROMETHEUS was arguably guilty of cheapening its own source material, the ALIEN series, by existing … Continue reading

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Downbeat Marion Cotillard Double Bill: Rust and Bone & Two Days, One Night

Marion Cotillard is rapidly becoming notorius for her drastic transformations of body and presence on film. She excels playing strong women worn down or broken by trauma, from the increasingly frail Edith Piaf in LA VIE EN ROSE to Mal’s steady … Continue reading

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Review: Interstellar (2014)

Well, you can’t say Christopher Nolan lacked ambition with his latest endeavor, but I find myself wishing he’d attempted a little less so he could actually pull off a little more in practice. INTERSTELLAR will surely go down as Nolan’s … Continue reading

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Greatest Oscar Injustices 2004-2013

The selection of the Academy Awards is an unfair, flawed system. Everyone knows that. Not long to go now before this year’s awards, so here’s my pick of the biggest mistakes the Academy made over the last decade, and the … Continue reading

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Review: 12 Years a Slave (2013)

12 YEARS A SLAVE is a beautifully crafted film about an abhorrent subject. It’s quite an endurance test all-in-all, and I’m not sure whether I’ll ever be able to put myself through it again; not because of the quality of the film, … Continue reading

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The Obligatory End of the Year Top 10 (2013)

2013 has been a bit of a downbeat year for the film world, as we’ve lost a depressing number of talented individuals before their time – Roger Ebert, Richard Griffiths, James Gandolfini, Karen Black, Paul Walker. Peter O’Toole and Ray Harryhausen passed … Continue reading

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