Science Fiction

The new Star Wars knows its place in the universe.
Rian Johnson, the writer and director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi approaches the now storied franchise not with a fan’s reverence but their productive curiosity. The filmmaker gets under the hood of George Lucas’ mythic endeavour, testing out...
The Taika touch works a treat
Marvel movies operate within a fairly narrow band of quality. They’re never going to be truly bad (though some have come close), but they’re never going to be amazingly good either. The trick for the studio now is to find directors who excel in...
A rollicking feminist superhero tale that will inspire a thousand costume parties.
Throw a costume party with a superhero theme, and most of the women will turn up dressed as Wonder Woman. The reason is simple: not only is the Amazonian princess, demigoddess and founding member of DC Comics Justice League a drop-dead gorgeous...
Fresh meat, same formula
For a franchise to make it to film number eight, it must be doing something right. And yet, for much of the Alien saga, most of what the franchise did was remind audiences of earlier, better films. The first was a monster movie classic, a...
It has been three years since Marvel first struck gold with Guardians of The Galaxy, its wise-cracking, soundtrack-selling story of a ragtag band of space pirates. GotG was a superhero story that had a little fun at the corporate mast head’s...