Science fiction and fantasy films

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The Witch: Part 2 review – Korean horror combines hi-tech and old-style ass-kicking
Gory and absorbing sci-fi sequel is part Stranger Things, part Orphan Black and all action, with a ridiculously good-looking and super-cool cast

Leslie Felperin

23, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Andor: how a Star Wars deep cut became one of the best TV shows of the year
With no Jedi or Skywalkers to be seen, this politically charged, slow-burn thriller adds human stakes and a real sense of the fascism behind Star Wars’s endless civil war

Walter Marsh

21, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Tom Felton looks back: ‘I had a nice car, a house in LA. You’re told they make you happy – they don’t’
The Harry Potter star recreates an old photo and recalls the ‘cocky’ audition that changed his life

Harriet Gibsone

19, Nov, 2022 @12:00 PM

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If the Alien rumours are true, please, no more yucky high-concept posturing
There hasn’t been a good Alien film since 1986. Is Fede Alvarez the right director to bring the monster franchise back to life?

Ben Child

18, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Disenchanted review – Amy Adams returns for engaging, if lesser, sequel
A follow-up to 2007’s charming fish-out-of-water musical fantasy can’t quite recapture the magic

Benjamin Lee

18, Nov, 2022 @8:01 AM

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever review – raw, credible and affecting
The loss of Chadwick Boseman is palpable in this sombre sequel, with magnificent performances for the late actor’s co-stars Angela Bassett and Letitia Wright

Wendy Ide

12, Nov, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Nazis in space: how Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers brilliantly skewered fascism
A Hollywood studio is rumoured to be remaking the Dutch director’s 1997 space epic. But will it, like so many others, miss the irony behind the film’s pseudo-fascist bombast?

Ben Child

12, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Slumberland review – inventive big-budget Netflix adventure for kids
Jason Momoa goes full Johnny Depp as the larger-than-life guide to a dreamworld in a mostly entertaining family fantasy

Benjamin Lee

11, Nov, 2022 @5:46 PM

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Batgirl ‘murder’: should film studios ever expunge a director’s vision?
From Batgirl to Suicide Squad to Star Wars, history shows that franchise movies should disown a director at their peril

Ben Child

04, Nov, 2022 @11:23 AM

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‘If I’d seen this film at 15, I’d have lost it’: Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman on their Afrofuturist musical
The married directing duo fought tooth and nail to bring their dazzling film Neptune Frost to the screen. They explain why all the hardship was worth it

Catherine Bray

02, Nov, 2022 @3:40 PM

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James Cameron releases extended trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water
New footage from the sequel to the highest-grossing movie of all time has been released on YouTube

Guardian film

02, Nov, 2022 @1:42 PM

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Something in the Dirt review – meta DIY sci-fi is a paean to LA esoterica
Conceived during the pandemic, the latest from Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead is a transcendent head-scratcher about two slackers’ search for hidden meanings and paranormal signs

Phil Hoad

31, Oct, 2022 @11:00 AM

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