Movie Review: The Martian

Ridley Scott wiped the popcorn off his face, scowling out the window at the zombie legion of scientists, engineers and science-orientated geeks who had trapped him in a small bunker. “BRAINS!” groaned the zombie horde, as they battered at the…

Movie Review: Jupiter Ascending

Oh wow, this movie has everything! Rocket boots! Rocket ships! Space Princesses! Handsome, angsty, conflicted winged, rocket-booted, wolf-descended love interests. Bureaucracies! Scheming, noble families! Action! There’s a plot, somewhere here too, but it’s a bit mixed up and buried by…

Movie Reviews: Only Lovers Left Alive

Movie Reviews: Only Lovers Left Alive

I heard the term ‘experiential’ in a film review once. Don’t read anything about the movie, the reviewer urged. You have to “experience” it first. And by Jove, I think I just encountered such a beast, an experiential film! And…

Movie Discussion: The Best Offer

See this movie.  It’s good. Horrible spoilers and plot dissection below.

Movie Review: Oz, the Great and Terrible

This was a rather pretty film, but well, how do I put it? Well, it’s a bit dumb. Ostensibly a prequel to the famous, 1930s MGM film with Judy Garland, this movie doesn’t really convince me that the origin story…

Japanese Film Festival

Well, another year, another Japanese Film Festival has passed.  Here’s what I saw this year Robo-G Prior to a big robotics show, three bumbling robotics engineers accidentally destroy their robot and instead fake their entry for the show with an…