the martian

Review: The Martian

The Martian is the latest in a recent pleasing run of “life will find a way” “hard” science fiction films such as Interstellar and Gravity – more grounded than the former (and latter, I suppose!), a hoorah for science and can-do American spirit (with a little help from the Chinese). Forfending the larger philosophical leanings […]


Scene Is Believing: Glory

With 12 Years A Slave, based on the memoir by Solomon Northup, Steve McQueen tells the harrowing tale of a wronged man, tricked and sold into slavery in the mid-19th century American south. Many  terrible and emotionally powerful scenes have been singled out, including one where the proud Solomon (Chiwetel Ejofor), determined to live, breaks down and joins […]

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