Review: Alita – Battle Angel

A lot of great design work and a surprisingly strong lead performance, Alita is only somewhat forgettable in its action-heavy pacing. It is the 26th century, and the world is not as it was: much of the land is desolate wasteland, and cities are mostly rusting and over-populated with a cybernetically enhanced populous. High above,…

Review: Downsizing

Well that was disappointing. Paul Safranek lives a pretty unfulfilling life, always supporting others but not especially giving in to his own wants or needs. Drowning in debt, living small with big dreams, he convinces his wife to join him on a newly discovered science: Downsizing. Living in a miniature world, being only ten centimeters…

Review: Spectre

After the colossal success of Skyfall director Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig return to bring Bond’s origin story to completion. It… is a bumpy ride. Bond is on the ropes once again at the MI6, M has him grounded after he causes chaos in Mexico City while hunting down a man the previous M had…

Review: The Zero Theorem

A story of a man’s existential crisis in a high tech future as he tries to comprehend the meaning of life, and whether or not everything is meaningless. Hard to fathom, but I found this original story to move me just enough to be intrigued. Qohen Leth (Christoph Waltz) is a technician, one of many,…

Review: Django Unchained

After seeing Django Unchained it is a wonder why it took Quintin Tarantino so long to make a Western! Set in 1858, “two years before the Civil War” we follow the slave named Django (Jamie Foxx) when he is freed by a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) who needs him in identifying some of his…