Spielberg returns to sci-fi with a movie he was born to make. Ready Player One is a fun outing into nostalgia nirvana even if it fails to fully bring the source material's characters right off the page.
Screened on opening night of the Future Gate Sci-fi Film Festival, How to Talk to Girls at Parties is a hilarious and delightfully playful interpretation of Neil Gaiman's punk inspired short story and destined for cult classic greatness.
Mother! is an ambitious passion project that sucks you in with its nightmarish intensity and deafening allegories. A fascinating, but truly disturbing watch. Fans of Aronofsky will love this, and everyone else? I'm not sure.
An interesting concept that could go so many ways, but in the end, it chooses the most ridiculous. Death Note's characters have motivations so illogical and out-of-the-blue, that even the actors seem confused.
Valerian is a complicated sci-fi cat. Like Besson's The Fifth Element, it relies heavily on style and quirk, but lacks complexity or depth in its two youthful characters.
After a disappointing last few episodes, the finale got the ball rolling again, but unfortunately it all came a bit too late. Still, some wonderful performances and very creative art direction.
American Gods takes us away from the main plot again to fill us in on the backstory of Mad Sweeney. Not a particularly rewarding or relevant episode. It's time that things got back on track, but next week is the finale...