Monthly Archives: November 2016

Margaret Atwood – The Year of the Flood (2009)

Genre: science fiction/post-apoocalypse/satire Series: MaddAddam, book 2 Pages: 448 My rating: 7.5/10 The Year of the Flood is situated in the world that Margaret Atwood established previously in Oryx and Crake. It’s a sequel of sorts, even though it features … Continue reading

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Hell or High Water, War Dogs & Pete’s Dragon

Hell or High Water (2016) 8/10 After the election of President Trump, this film seems to touch on very real and poignant issues. Now, I have never been in Texas or in the Midwest, but director David Mackenzie paints a … Continue reading

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Review

8/10 Would it be sacrilege to say that I liked this film far better than the actual Harry Potter films? I mean, the Potter ones are fine but I did reach a saturation point after 8 films. Fantastic Beasts enlarges … Continue reading

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Yuval Noah Harari – Homo Deus (2015) Review

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow is marketed as the sequel to Harari’s earlier popular non-fiction book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. And in a sense, it is. Sapiens started off with explaining the biological baseline of our … Continue reading

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Terry Pratchett – Night Watch (2002)

Genre: Fantasy; satire Series: Discworld Pages: 480 My rating: 8,5/10 With Night Watch, I think it is no longer possible to say that you can just start anywhere in the Discworld series and jump right in. Night Watch is the … Continue reading

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Arrival (2016) Review

8.5/10 Dr. Banks (Amy Adams) is invited by Colonel Weber (Forest Whitaker) to translate an alien language. While UFOs descend worldwide and humanity starts panicking, communication between countries breaks down. Communicating with the aliens becomes ever more pressing to understand … Continue reading

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Doctor Strange (2016) Review

7/10 What a silly movie. That’s its main emotional impact on leaving the theatre. It’s full of sound and fury and so on, but it just invites mockery. For example, when Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton are standing face to … Continue reading

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