Category Archives: Fantasy

The allegory of the rave: why Mother!’s greatest twist is its ultimate downfall

Where does one begin to talk about Darren Aronofsky’s most recent effort, Mother!? Much like the process of watching the film, that question sparks countless answers. A hybrid in style of one of his earliest efforts — Requiem for a Dream — and his most celebrated one – Black Swan – Mother!, in short, is a cinematic experience of a

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Luc Besson’s ‘Valerian’ is a visually stunning disappointment

Luc Besson returned to theaters last week with his first English-language film since 2014’s Lucy. After being away for three years, the Leon: the Professional director finally graced our screens with his long-awaited, visual powerhouse of a blockbuster, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (poster to the left: teaser-trailer.com). Starring Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan in leading roles, Valerian

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Long-awaited Digimon sequel “Tri” off to a solid start

Last year, Digimon creator Akiyoshi Hongo announced plans to celebrate the 15 year anniversary of his beloved action-adventure anime series. These plans included a PSP game based on the first series (that is actually quite good, if I may say so myself) and, the main event, a continuation to the first two series in the form of six films, each of

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J. J. Abrams revives Star Wars franchise with “The Force Awakens”

This review features some spoilers. If you have not watched The Force Awakens yet, consider yourself warned.  In 1977, director George Lucas made a film that would forever alter the way visual effects were perceived. Star Wars: a New Hope (Episode IV) proved a fruitful forey into sophostocated special effects, one that would set the path for generations of future movie-makers

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“The Scorch Trials”: too many questions, not enough answers

The Gladers return for a second adventure in the sophomore intallment of The Maze Runner series, aptly titled The Scorch Trials. This time around, they must face and escape The Scorch while trying to find clues about the WCKD, the organisation set on capturing them.    Familiar faces make their way back to the screen, most notably Dylan O’Brien, star and lead

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