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 […]

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Review: A Most Violent Year

“I believe in America.” Like the supplicant baker who’s line opens Coppola’s The Godfather, Abel Morales (Oscar Isaac) a first generation immigrant, has built a good business upon the twin pillars of honesty and opportunity. But when his heating oil company’s trucks become targeted by hijackers, and scrutiny into industry malpractice singles him out unfairly,it […]

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