28 January 2015

Ex Machina (2015) in 100 Words

Director - Alex Garland
Cast - Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander

The AI in Ex Machina isn’t some sort of Skynet monster that deems us unnecessary; but we might be getting in the way of its hopes and dreams.

27 January 2015

TMNT/Ghostbusters #4

Originally written for Flickering Myth.

"The supernaturally awesome conclusion to the blockbuster crossover is here! Ghostly forces converge on the Ghostbusters HQ, and the Turtles’ opportunity to get back home is fast dwindling! The two teams’ last-ditch efforts may come too late!"

I had concerns about this whole enterprise. With both franchises forming pillars of my childhood, the initial fangasm (Mikey with a proton pack!) gave way to thinking that they couldn't possibly match the level expectation now focused on them. 

The Theory of Everything (2015) in 100 Words

Director - James Marsh
Cast - Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox, Emily Watson, Simon McBurney, David Thewlis and Christian McKay

They say that behind every great man there’s a great woman. Never was a saying more apt.

26 January 2015

In Fear (2013) in 100 Words

Director - Jeremy Lovering
Cast - Iain De Caestecker, Alice Englert and Allen Leech

Taut and claustrophobic, In Fear kept me engrossed with tight direction and two believable main performances.