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  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    ★★★★

    "Better to reign in Hell, than to serve in Heaven.” - John Milton, Paradise Lost

    Bursting forth with sickening brutality and chilling thrills, Ridley Scott's second ALIEN prequel is a lean, mean, disturbing machine packed with genre delights that still manage to feel fresh and daring in a decades old series. With plenty of narrative cohesion, bristling conflict, significant tragedy, and grounded grittiness, ALIEN: COVENANT isn't just superior to PROMETHEUS, it makes a damn good argument for the previous film's…

  • Prometheus

    Prometheus

    ★★★

    “I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel...” - Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

    The earliest ventures of Ridley Scott in the realm of science fiction delved deeply into the relationship of creator and creation, the inclusion of android life as a reflection of human beings own potential to replicate the work of gods and of their creation's ability to turn on them, to question them, or demand answers of them. It's an element more prevalent and…

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  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    ★★★

    “If I chance to talk a little wild, forgive me; I had it from my father.” – William Shakespeare, Henry VIII

    With a killer playlist, psychedelic visuals, unique humor, and an infectious sense of pure fun, James Gunn’s first entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was just the right blast of fresh air that was lacking in their diminishing canon three years ago. A surprise hit, the original GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY and its titular ragtag crew of space miscreants…

  • Free Fire

    Free Fire

    ★★★

    “I’m trying to make order out of chaos, trying to find some way of rationalising the horrific things that people do or the way the world is.” – Chuck Palahniuk

    Starting with palpable fizzle and concluding with some delightful bangs, Ben Wheatley’s warehouse shootout flick is an unapologetic exercise in pure genre thrills and nothing more. There’s much fun to be had, thanks to kooky characters and plenty of game actors, quips flying as rapidly as the bullets, but the…