Monthly Archives: July 2016

All Star Trek Films. A Quick Guide (part 2)

Click here for Part 1! With the release of the third Star Trek film, Star Trek Beyond, of the new rebooted version of Star Trek, I thought it would be nice to look back at the earlier films. Maybe the … Continue reading

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R. Scott Bakker – The White-Luck Warrior (2011) Review

9/10 – part 2 of the Aspect-Emperor series “It’s the slog of slog, boys! Skinnies, ey!” The White-Luck Warrior starts at a point in Bakker’s ongoing epic where all the stakes are raised high, and the events of the previous … Continue reading

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All Star Trek Films. A Quick Guide (part 1)

With the release of the third Star Trek film, Star Trek Beyond, of the new rebooted version of Star Trek, I thought it would be nice to look back at the earlier films. Maybe the new films will inspire more … Continue reading

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The Red Turtle (2016) Review

8/10 A pacific fairy tale of a man who is stranded on an uninhabited island. He builds rafts to escape, but every time, a red turtle destroys his handiwork. In time, he learns that the turtle is more than a … Continue reading

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High-Rise (2015) Review

7/10 This could have been amazing. High-Rise is a perfectly made film, except that it is incoherent. Ultimately, it is tiring. Dr. Robert Laing just moved into an apartment of a new high-rise, and this high-rise is just about a … Continue reading

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David Lindsay – A Voyage to Arcturus (1920) Review & interpretation

9.5/10 – review and interpretation One of my 10 favorite books of all time. In an alien version of Dante’s purgatory, the man Maskull traverses an alien planet in a spiritual journey of enlightenment and personal growth. This is one … Continue reading

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The BFG (2016) Review

7.5/10 Spielberg’s version of Roald Dahl’s The BFG gives us a wonderful giant and some nice imagery of dreams in glass bottles. Beautiful, but also slow and simple. The tension and danger that is often present in Dahl’s books is … Continue reading

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