Review: Vivarium

***½ When young couple Tom (Jesse Eisenberg) and Gemma (Imogen Poots) set out in search of a new home, it’s safe to say they did not expect to wind up playing house with a strange alien child. Trapped in a picture-perfect neighbourhood full of identical houses with no hope of escape but the promise of […]

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Page to Screen: The Cinematic Arrangement of the Cloud Atlas Sextet

With its unconventional structure, sprawling cast of characters, and a diverse mix of genres from historical drama to science fiction, David Mitchell’s Man Booker-shortlisted novel Cloud Atlas is one that even the author considered ‘unfilmable’. Prime adaptation material, then, for the Wachowskis – a writer-director duo perhaps defined more than anything else by the unerring […]

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Review: Promare

***½ The first feature from Trigger, the animation studio behind anime television series such as Kill La Kill and Little Witch Academia, Promare is a sci-fi actioner following a group of high-tech firefighters 30 years after a mysterious event lead to a subset of humans (known as the ‘Burnish’) gaining the ability to control fire. […]

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