Annihilation (2018) Review – A Wild, Trippy Sci-Fi Ride into the Shimmer

  Coming straight to Netflix for the international audience, the first thought after watching Alex Garland’s Annihilation is the regret of not watching it in the theatre. This is, of course, after you have been consumed by the exhilarating soundtrack and are shaken by the terrifying plot. After Ex Machina, director Garland focuses on the…

Downsizing (2017) Review — A Satirical Comedy Daring To Aim High

A lot of American films over the past 12-18 months can be read as an indictment of Donald Trump’s presidency and the cultural climate it has created stateside. None, however, goes as straight for the jugular of Trumpian ideology as Alexander Payne’s Downsizing. The premise, cinematically, is nothing new and can be found in many…

Counterpart S01E04 “Both Sides Now” Review — Switching Things Up

I wrote last week as to how S01E03 showed languish in narrative development almost all through the episode, slowly but surely knitting together pieces, only to turn up the heat towards the very end with a quick succession of events that get things back on track and promise exciting days ahead. Well, Counterpart seems to be…

Counterpart S01E01 “The Crossing” Review — An Intriguing Start

Parallel universes. Multiple identities. Bizarre paradoxes that might result from a person meeting his ‘twin’ from a parallel world. These are concepts and theories from the realms of science and science-fiction, almost as old as the genre itself, all explored and recycled and nearly done to death by the film and television industry. Yet somehow,…