Science fiction and fantasy films

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Dune review – Denis Villeneuve’s awe-inspiring epic is a moment of triumph
Villeneuve’s take on the sci-fi classic starring Timothée Chalamet, Oscar Isaac and Zendaya has been given room to breathe, creating a colossal spectacle

Peter Bradshaw

20, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Shock, horror and the usual hairy suspects: everyone’s included at Sitges film festival
Prestigious fare such as Justin Kurzel’s Nitram rubbed shoulders with Taiwanese zombie movies and a werewolf retrospective at Spain’s fantasy and horror show

Anne Billson

19, Oct, 2021 @12:13 PM

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Cryptozoo review – trippy animation about magical creatures packs a punch
Dash Shaw’s counterfactual fantasy, a 1960s-set, nudity-filled sprawl about ‘cryptids’ and shady US agencies, is unique

Leslie Felperin

19, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Warning review – sci-fi anthology like Black Mirror sketches that didn’t make the cut
Connected stories of a doomed AI-human hybrid future struggle to hang together

Leslie Felperin

18, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Is Needle in a Timestack the most brilliantly bad film title ever? | Stuart Heritage
A sci-fi romance with Leslie Odom Jr, Cynthia Erivo and Orlando Bloom was released today to no fanfare at all. But it should be treasured for its name alone

Stuart Heritage

15, Oct, 2021 @1:34 PM

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Fortnite may be a great video game but it would make a pointless movie
The game has a ready audience of around 350 million – but are they really going to sit through 120 minutes of plot and dialogue?

Ben Child

15, Oct, 2021 @8:39 AM

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Ghostbusters: Afterlife review – a slimy, stinking corpse of a sequel
Jason Reitman takes over his father’s franchise and immediately tanks it with a tonally misjudged blend of fan service and bizarrely played-straight spectacle

Charles Bramesco

11, Oct, 2021 @2:13 PM

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Why on earth is Angelina Jolie in Marvel’s Eternals?
No one is more suited to playing a godlike otherworldly creature. Yet no one, surely, needs this kind of movie less. Unless…

Ben Child

08, Oct, 2021 @10:09 AM

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Elijah Wood: ‘I still have a pair of Hobbit feet in my house’
The 40-year-old actor on living with Frodo, coping with fans and why he loves fatherhood

Nick McGrath

02, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Is borrowing superheroes from failed movies really a good idea, Marvel?
Kevin Feige now has his pick of ex-21st Century Fox mutants, but does anyone care to see those X-Men or Fantastic Four pitch up in Marvel’s cinematic multiverse?

Ben Child

01, Oct, 2021 @10:06 AM

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Venom: Let There Be Carnage review – middling monster mush
Tom Hardy returns as the conflicted antihero in an admirably light-hearted but utterly disposable sequel

Benjamin Lee

30, Sep, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Zone 414 review – Guy Pearce grimaces through soulless Blade Runner clone
Pearce, chasing after a sinister tech billionaire’s lost daughter, gives undeserved credibility to a feeble sci-fi bereft of real ideas

Cath Clarke

30, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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