Monthly Archives: April 2016

Karl Schroeder – Lady of Mazes (2005)

8,5/10 Imagine your facebook page is run by an artificial intelligence that can mimic you with good accuracy. Your facebook page then starts talking with other people’s facebook pages and before you know it, your social life exists separately from … Continue reading

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The Dance of Reality (2013)

8.5/10 La Danza de Realidad. A very personal film by Alejandro Jodorowsky, in which he tries to come to terms with his past and especially his stern father. The city of his youth suffers economically, while Alejandro’s communist father tries … Continue reading

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2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)

7/10 Yes, this is what you think it is. The official sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A space Odyssey (1968). The story of 2010 is written by the same author as 2001, Arthur C. Clarke, but the film is not … Continue reading

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The Jungle Book (2016) review

8/10 A remake of the 1967 animation, The Jungle Book tells the tale of Mowgli, a child adopted by wolves. The tiger Shere Khan has a grudge against humans and wants the kid dead. On Mowgli’s flight through the jungle, … Continue reading

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Jeff VanderMeer – Acceptance (2014)

8/10 Acceptance is the third and concluding chapter of Jeff Vandermeer’s Southern Reach trilogy. Once again, we dive into the mysteries of Area X and we dive one level deeper than the previous books. If you haven’t read this one … Continue reading

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The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

7.5/10 A story of fathers and sons in the forested lands of New York State. The film tracks two generations, first following Luke the bank robber and Avery Cross the cop, and then their respective kids. The Place Beyond the … Continue reading

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The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016) & Show White and the Huntsman (2012)

The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016) 5.5/10 By this sequel/prequel movie, we have suddenly entered the The Snow White Chronicles, or, more accurately because Snow White herself doesn’t really appear here, The Snow White Cinematic Universe, perhaps. This film concerns the … Continue reading

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Take Shelter (2011)

8/10 Pushed by nightmarish visions of doom, Curtis builds a tornado shelter in his backyard. His wife though wonders what has gotten into his mind, and is worried sick for his sanity and their future together. Is he a schizophrenic … Continue reading

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Kim Stanley Robinson – Aurora (2015)

8.5/10 – Is space travel only for machines? We start off with a generation ship that is spinning and decelerating after a long voyage through space. The chief engineer Devi does her best to keep the damn ship together, but … Continue reading

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Goosebumps (2015)

7/10 A family film honoring the book series Goosebumps, with Jack Black as the author R.L. Stine. The monsters escape from his book and terrorize a village. Goosebumps the book series has always been a big success among teenagers, because … Continue reading

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