Monthly Archives: February 2017

Paterson (2016) Review

7.5/10 It’s a movie Jim, but not as we know it. It’s a slice of cheesecake. Paterson is like one of those ribbed pictures that change when you move your hand back and forth. There is the illusion of movement, … Continue reading

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A Monster Calls (2016) review

8/10 One of the better movies of 2016 that is in danger of being forgotten amongst the sound and fury of superhero and Star Wars movies. This is the story of Conor, a young boy who has a lot on … Continue reading

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Moonlight (2016) review

9/10 This one is a slow burn for me. I walked out of the theatre with an “that was ok” feeling, but I couldn’t really focus on anything else the rest of the evening. I kept thinking about it. The … Continue reading

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Michael Swanwick – Stations of the Tide (1990)

Genre: Science fiction Pages: 252 My rating: 8.5/10 What a strange, cool novel. These days it would be the first book of a trilogy. But in the 1990s it just arrived on the scene, serialized in two parts and then … Continue reading

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N.K. Jemisin – The Obelisk Gate (2016)

Genre: Fantasy / science fiction Series: The Broken Earth, part 2 Pages: 448 My rating: 8.5/10 N.K. Jemisin continues her stunning story of the Stillness in The Obelisk Gate. Without spoiling the story, The Obelisk Gate continues the tale from … Continue reading

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Your Name (2016) Review

8/10 What would happen if you were suddenly to wake up in the body of someone of the opposite gender, in his or her apartment and life, and he or she would wake up in your body and your life? … Continue reading

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Songs of the Dying Earth: Stories in Honor of Jack Vance (2009)

Edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois Page count: 632 My rating: 8/10 Is there any writer alive today who could mimic the style of Jack Vance? Some of the biggest names from fantasy and science fiction try their … Continue reading

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