When writer-director Neasa Hardiman originally crafted the new suspense-thriller, creature-feature hybrid Sea Fever, it is highly unlikely that she could have forecasted its remarkable relevance to the current state of the world. With the pandemic of COVID-19 impacting the daily lives of practically every individual around the globe, tough decisions have to be made by […]Read More Thriller “Sea Fever” unsettles, yet is somehow optimistic.
The fact that this film was created is a notable achievement in itself. Director Bobby Bala made remarkable sacrifices of time, energy, and financial stability to even make the science fiction short, The Shipment, a reality. Fittingly, the story itself is one of sacrifice as well, following Kaiden Katar (Aleks Paunovic), a single father drifting […]Read More The Shipment: A Sci-Fi Short with a Few Shortcomings
A few weeks ago, I reviewed 2017’s “Happy Death Day” from director Christopher Landon (in association with Blumhouse Productions), in preparation for the newly released “Happy Death Day 2 U.” Here is a recap of my thoughts from the sequel: While the first “Happy Death Day” placed more focus on creating a horror comedy, “Happy […]Read More Happy Death Day 2 U: Bends the Mind, and the Genre
Alita: Battle Angel is James Cameron’s latest production project, with directorial reigns handed off to Robert Rodriguez as Cameron devoted his time to the Avatar franchise. As expected with any Cameron cinematic enterprise, Alita incorporates the absolute pinnacle of cutting-edge technology and visual effects, breathing life into Yukito Kishiro’s futuristic manga stories originally written in the 1990s. […]Read More Alita: Battle Angel – Everything One Might Expect from James Cameron
If you want a vivid, vibrant, terrifying, and trippy psychological sci-fi thriller, you need to watch Annihilation, from director and screenwriter Alex Garland, based on the novel written by Jeff VanderMeer. A slowly-creeping apocalyptic mass of energy is threatening the fate of the world, requiring teams of military and scientists to investigate the mysterious phenomenon. This […]Read More Annihilation: Psychedelic Existentialism
In M. Night Shyamalan’s science-fiction superhero drama Unbreakable, we are shown a reflection of the real world, with some extraordinary supernatural elements. Bruce Willis plays David Dunn, a security guard who miraculously survives a disastrous train crash, while every single other passenger unfortunately perishes. On the opposite end of the spectrum, we have Samuel L. […]Read More “Unbreakable” is an Unbelievable Story