Life’s plot forces a comparison to Ridley Scott’s Alien so here goes: Alien is brutal and unflinching in its exploration of what a human body and mind will do to survive in a way that Life simply can't manage.
Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival is an intelligent, beautiful sci-fi film that grounds the extraordinary very firmly in the ordinary.
Please note: the following review of Westworld episode one briefly requires knowledge of a major plot point from South Park season 20. You member South Park right? Oh I love South Park!!!
Using a bizarro contemporary soundtrack, the inventor of electronic disco gave new life to silent cinema’s heavily mistreated classic.
Giorgio Moroder has achieved a great many things in his 73 years on Earth. He practically invented electronic music, pioneered synth disco (Donna Summer’s ‘I Feel Love’ being its electro-shocked jump-start), influenced the development of techno, scored some of the most defining films of the 80s including Flashdance, Scarface and that one with the big flying dog. He also grew the most knee-weakingly terrific moustache, won three Oscars and helped rescue and restore one of the single most important works of cinema, the Great-Granddaddy of dystopian dramas... the mighty Metropolis.
Let’s face it, if you’re a world class beauty who keeps a lovely home for that fat pig you married, chances are high that he’s planning to chop your head off and replace you with a clockwork sex machine.