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Godzilla (2014) – A Reappraisal (& a comparison to Alien: Covenant)

Worthy of returning to, Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla builds tension and delivers action with real impact (and loss) in elegant set pieces whose design and execution leave Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant in the shade…

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Posted in Action, Fantasy, Monster movie, thriller

Blade Runner 2049 – Review

A triumph visually, aurally, thematically, Blade Runner 2049 extends the ideas of its predecessor and stands on its own as an exemplary work of grown-up sci-fi. Its misogyny is disturbing but expressive of its fascinating theme of the fragility of the new and the genuine in a world degraded and brutalised by capitalism…

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Posted in Sci-Fi, thriller

Alien: Covenant Review

Alien: Covenant is a delirious cocktail of ideas, preoccupations and horrors that will give fans of the series fat to chew on for years to come. But its joys and successes are matched by frustrations and failures that make it a confounding ride. . .

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