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Isaac Asimov, in some ways the father of the ‘self-aware robot’ story, would find a lot of familiar ideas in Automata, from director Gabe Ibáñez, and starring Antonio Banderas. In a future world where solar flares have turned much of the surface of the Earth into a radioactive wasteland, the remaining members of the human […]
This is Network, Sidney Lumet and Paddy Chayefsky’s 1976 film, nominated for 10 Academy Awards and winning 4 in 1977. Network is, to our eyes, as bleak as a film can be. Howard Beale, the frothing news-anchor responsible for the above speech didn’t have a happy ending to his tale, or even an effective one. The film spoke […]
Welcome back to our ongoing coverage of Greg Rucka and Michael Lark’s Lazarus. As before, if you’re keen on an insight into the creative process, you can find our interviews with the creators of Lazarus here, here and here. Although the word “review” is bandied around, this isn’t the place to come for an assessment of whether or not you […]
While other sci-fi fare might be treading a conventional path, Lucy pushes us in a far more philosophical direction by exploring the mind and human development. Unusual material for a blockbuster, but it is one, nonetheless. Director Luc Besson (Leon, The Big Blue, Subway, The Fifth Element, Taxi, etc.) has a history of making films […]
Toronto After Dark Film Festival knows that Zombie Night is one of their biggest nights, and these films tend to be some of the highlights of the festival. This year was no exception. Dead Snow played in the festival in 2009, and went on to win the Audience Choice Award and generated a buzz for the film in Toronto. I remember the Toronto Zombie Walk that year had plenty of Herzog-esque zombies. When the Toronto After Dark team announced the sequel, I knew it would be among one of the first screenings that would sell out; I was right.
If you saw the other side of an argument from a first-hand perspective, would it change your mind? The East explores that idea with this thriller co-written (with Zal Batmanglij) by and starring Brit Marling. As a hotshot operative for a private intelligence firm, ‘Jane’ (Brit Marling) is placed undercover in a variety of places […]