Tag Archives: Sci-Fi

Looper

Looper is a piece of quality science fiction. Looper 2012 (dir. Ryan Johnson). Starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt. It looks fantastic and in every detail (except the somewhat convoluted plot) is highly believable - a result, no doubt, of its unashamedly high production values. Whilst it is derivative of other well-known Sci-Fi films (The Terminator, Children of Men etc.), Read more [...]

Coma – a new generation of Hitchcock

Coma (1978) I recently rewatched (I'm an avid rewatcher) the 1978 film version of the Robin Cook (novel), Michael Crichton (screenplay, director) medical thriller, 'Coma'. It stars a very young Michael Douglas, Genevieve Bujold and the inevitable villain, Rip Torn. It is a rather dated film in many respects, but the story is strong and the danger is real and imminent, the villain cold and calculating, Read more [...]